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Youth leader poised on helping Cameroon’s children breathe well

Elvis Ndikum

Elvis Ndikum, a Cameroonian youth advocate and founder of the Association for the Promotion of Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Volunteerism, APYLAV, says he and his peers have resolved to support poor children in Cameroon through their “help children in Cameroon breathe well everyday project.

Highlighting the importance of the project, Ndikum told this reporter that the project is aimed at helping children living with breathing problems due to poor environmental concerns. This, he went on, will be done by offering free trash cans amongst others to about 3000 poorest affected children and families living with asthma, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tuberculosis and chronic respiratory infections.

Unborn child and child exposed to stove smoke
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Ndikum pointed out that the data collected to help children will be the first ever global data related to child and adult environmental lung health from parents using passive consent through schools. Hear him; “This project will provide first ever global evidence of environmental pollutants dangers to child breathing, and adult lung health in Cameroon, supporting government air pollution health policy from a representative sample of 9000 people”

The youth advocate equally revealed that the project was selected to compete for the Global Giving Foundation June 2017 Accelerator opportunity.

He urged stakeholders and people of goodwill to support his vision of helping Cameroon’s children by helping him meet the threshold. “We are expected to raise five thousand dollars from forty donors by June 30” he said. Donations, Elvis Ndikum says can be made on the following links, or

Published on 05.05.2023

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