PENASED Engages IDPs In Women’s Day Celebration

The Pentecostal Advocates for Socio Economic Development, PENASED, has engaged some Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in activities ahead of women’s day celebrations.

Holding at the Yaounde VI football pitch, the Internally Displaced women knocked horns with the Women of PENASED. The close to sixty minutes encounter ended in a 1-0 win in favour of PENASED IDP.

At the end of the game, the players were awarded medals in recognition of their performance.

players getting ready to kick start football match

The President and founder of PENASED, Rodulf Ngouah told Insight244 the purpose for this event.

President/Founder, PENASED

“We deemed it necessary that within the framework of the 36th edition of the international Women’s day, we should bring them together, allow them to forget about their stress, their daily difficulties, give them moments of smile…in a nutshell, it is a continuity of one of our projects that we are running for PENASED”.

One of the IDPs expressed her satisfaction in engaging in the football encounter.

“As an IDP, this match today is making us to be happy and we pray that we will be successful. We are preparing for our leaders to support us to go forward”.

Another explained that their participation in this years women’s day celebration gives them hope for a brighter tomorrow.

dance group gracing the event

“This match has given me hope. It has made me to look forward and not to look behind. Backward never and forward ever”.

The sporting event was also graced with traditional dances.

PENASED is a non governmental organisation that has been working with a host of internally displaced persons. They have over 500 IDPs with whom they are currently working.

By Sandrine M.

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