The timing for the Jubilee Year of Mercy called by Pope Francis is clearly a response to the signs of our times. Our times are replete with the savagery of war, the horror of trafficking, the scourge of poverty, the destruction of our planet, and the staggering numbers of refugees as a result of all these factors.
The Northwest Region of our country Cameroon has been identified as the most vulnerable to human trafficking, mostly women and girls. A huge turnout marched to the office of the Senior District Officer and presented him with a petition for the Cameroonian Government for intervention. Many signatures were gathered in support of the fight against this inhuman act. In the schools and in various other venues in the area, the Diocesan Commission is working very hard, Along with our Justice and Peace Commission, NGOs are formulating development plans to alleviate poverty, lack of job opportunities and to better the economy. Testimonies over our National Radio Station on the situation and exploitation of our women and girls taken to Kuwait or other Middle East countries served as a wake call up for many people. Sister Lucie Mekoulou Me-Zambo is an active staff member of the Justice and Peace Commission. Sister Cathy Molloy and I participated in the march.
Graduation, the dream of every scholar; you can’t stop yourself from thinking about it from the very moment you are enrolled into an Institution. It is often a long awaited day. Imagine how much anxiety I felt whenever I watched others celebrate on this day and how I wished I could be in their position. I had fantasized over my graduation day from the very moment I set foot in school on the October 12th 2012. Many times I thought about it and could not imagine it could one day come and go.