Who we are and where we operate
Cornerstone Enrichment Services (CES) was registered as an apolitical, non-denominational and non-profit-making civil society organization (CSO) in Bamenda (No. Authorization Nº: 35/E.29/1111/vol.8/ALPAS – Bamenda,26 September 2017) in conformity with prescriptions of Article 7 of Law No. 90/053 of 19/12/90 relating to the creation and functioning of associations in Cameroon. Our head office is in Bamenda (Veterinary Junction), with a field office in Buea, SW region of Cameroon.
Since its inception in 2016, the organization has been working with children/youths, parents and government bodies in the promotion of peace building through Psychosocial Counseling and therapeutic programs for youths. CES through its rehabilitation, reinsertion, reintegration and placements programs is committed to addressing radicalization and delinquency amongst youths and youths at risk by empowering them to become productive citizens, peaceful and development partners in a bid to solve political, economic and social challenges.
What we do
Cornerstone Enrichment Services (CES) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization, working in Cameroon under PREFECTORAL ORDER Nº 35/E.29/1111/vol.8/ALPAS. Since its inception in 2016, the organization has been working with children/youths, parents and government bodies in the promotion of peacebuilding through Psychosocial Counselling and therapeutic programs for youths. CES through its rehabilitation, reinsertion, reintegration and placements programs is committed to addressing delinquency and radicalization amongst youths and empowering them to become productive citizens, peaceful and development partners in a bid to solve political, economic and social challenges.
Our vision & Mission statement
To build a new generation of children/youths to be peaceful, morally upright and development oriented.
CES is a multi-stakeholder and cross-sector civil society organization (CSO) with a mission to improve livelihoods, alleviate involuntary social exclusion and to enhance the productive capacity of children and youths through the human-rights-based approach to sustainable development. CES desires to curb violence and improve safety, responsible and peaceful lifestyle among youths and children through psychosocial counseling, therapies, rehabilitation, reinsertion, reintegration and placement provision. We are committed towards engaging and empowering the vulnerable – who suffer multiple inequalities and deprivations.
Curbing violence and improving safety, responsible and peaceful lifestyle among youths and children through psychosocial counselling and therapies, rehabilitation, reinsertion, reintegration and placement provision.
CES through its rehabilitation program assesses the psychosocial needs of the youths and provides them. Through psychosocial counseling, therapies, and psycho-spiritual growth, the minds of the youths change from violence to peaceful approaches and making them morally upright and good for development.
The reintegration program of CES helps the youths whose families had lost trust in them and left them on their own to get back into their families and communities. The reintegration program does not work with the youths in isolation but also with their families to forgive, rebuild trust and commitment. Where there is a victim, CES carries out Victim-Offender Mediation (VOM) to ensure sustainability and no revenge. As such, the victims go through the rehabilitation processes.
Reinsertion and Placement
CES provides reinsertion for their clients who have left prison or have gone away from normal communal life and used violence as a means to an end. Reinsertion program gives them the reason to want to live in the community again. Some placements of clients are done in schools and others are in vocational workshops depending on their talents and passions.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)
Monitoring and evaluation are primordial at all stages and during all programs of CES activities to ensure success.
CES greatly contributes to peacebuilding through its activities. It is vital to know that the youths can make or mar peace in any country and so are a delicate group of people who should be handled with care. When the psychosocial needs of these youths are not met, they resort to violence and peace and stability will be a history for that community. As such, CES comes up with psycho-social, psycho-spiritual and therapeutic approaches to build peace in the youths who are the leaders of tomorrow thereby ensuring a peaceful and safe society for all. The role of peacebuilding is critical to nation building or post-conflict reconstruction in post-conflict zones. The pervasive portrayal of youths.