We intend to achieve our goals and mission through a series of projects, which will be developed gradually in line with our objectives. These projects will be launched each academic year. For the 2016 /2017 academic year we wish to start with the DIGITAL CLUB PROJECT (DCP).
MOTIVATION FOR THE PROJECT
We strongly believe that the youths are the main target of our organization. We want to start with those in secondary schools. This is because at this age most of the youths are beginning to be exposed to mobile devices that give them access to the internet at anytime and anywhere. Also at this age the children are anxious to discover the world and the internet is usually the place where they go and get connected on different social media platforms, that may expose them to dangerous contents and insecurity threats. Some of them may even be prompted to give confidential information about their homes and families by predators, and this may present a security threat not only to the kids but to the entire family.
Also at the secondary school age children are very smart in mastering technology and using them. But because most of them do this without proper orientation, that smartness couple with anxiety to discover pushes them to danger. We want to orientate them on how to use the internet so that they can use that smartness in the positive direction and benefit from the vast opportunities online. Also that smartness, if properly developed could enable them to become digital wizards in future and that will enable them to play a vital role in the digital economy. Our goal is to make sure that when these kids are online, they should have confidence in what they are doing online and they should be responsible. This will enable them to reap maximum benefit from the opportunities online.
The digital club project will involve visiting secondary schools and educating students on safe and responsible practices online. Making them to understand in a very simple form how the internet operates, enlightening them on the vast opportunities online and how they can tap the best from it without exposing themselves to insecurity and unsolicited contents.
In other to make the project sustainable and equally to take advantage of peer education a digital club will be formed in each of the schools visited whose activities will be monitored and sponsored by the organization.
Cameroon Internet Governance- CAMIG has been confirmed as the the contact point for Safer Internet Day celebration in the Republic of Cameroon by the European network of safer Internet Centres (INSAFE network).
Safer Internet Day celebrations will take place in Cameroon on Tuesday, 7 February 2017, with a theme of "BE THE CHANGE; UNITE FOR A BETTER INTERNET".