DDR Bamenda: VIMA Foundation Suggests New Name For Ex-Combatants
By Raymond Dingana
The founder of Victory Marshal Ayafor Foundation (VIMA) has celebrated her birthday with ex fighters at the Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Center, DDR Bamenda.
During the celebrations that took place Tuesday February 15, 2022, Victory Marshal appreciated the ex fighters for droping their weapons and joining DDR and says they should now be called the "Golden Pillars of Cameroon."
You are the golden pillars of tomorrow's Cameroon. You took the best decision to drop your weapons reason why i am here to celebrate my birthday with you. Being here doesn't mean life is over for you, you still have a brighter future ahead of you, says Victory Marshal.She also used the event to invite the ex-combatants to use the social media to call on their brothers and sisters to drop their weapons and stop fighting the state
As to why she decided to celebrate her birthday with the ex combatants, Golden Pillars as she wished that they should be called, she said,
I discovered that there is nothing more important than given. The bible says for God so love that he gave. You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving. Is is my tradition, evey year i give out on my birthday. I have done it in orphanages and prisons but this year i decided to come to the DDR center.
Victory Marshal added that she would have chosen to drink with friends but that innate value would have been absent.
On his part, the coordinator of DDR Bamenda, Kum Henry Ichu saluted the gesture and appealed to the general public to always include the boys and girls of the center in their celebrations.
The senior prefect of the center, Yutah Christopher thanked the celebrant on behalf of the center.
He said they will respect the rule governorning their stay therethere, be good citizens so that many good things can come their way.
VictoryMarshal Ayafor (VIMA) foundation is the Charity arm of Serena Empire. We have as mission and objective, to give lives relevance; to make the world a much more better place for all.
Among the items handed to the ex fighters were Dignity Kits, Bags of Rice, Salt and Vegetable Oil.
It should be borne in mind that VictoryMarshal Ayafor (VIMA) Foundation has as mission to inspire and empower Women and Youths to achieve their tallest dreams and Aspirations.
They provide educational, entrepreneurial and Psychosocial/Scholarship support to help in undertaking sustainable preventive measures against poverty and moral decadence amongst women and Youths.
The foundation is also committed to protecting the rights and well-being of less Privileged people in the communities.