Unification News for February 2000

PLA in Cameroon

by Michael LamsonóLimbe, Cameroon

Pure Love Alliance proved to be an amazing tool recently in Cameroon. Youth Week this year was celebrated from the 6th through the 11th of Feb. 2000. This years theme was "The Moralization of Youth" and PLA was almost the only program that fit. In Africa the youth are leaving this world due to HIV infections. A river of tears has been left behind as friends, family and the nation struggle with the loss. Only programs like PLA that can effectively change the sexual behavior of the youth can stop this terrible loss.

The Ministry Of youth and Sports asked us to lead a debate at the Hilton Hotel on the theme and the CLUE curriculum was used to promote responsible sex or "Absolute Sex". The debate went very well and many in attendance expressed desire to have the program in their schools.

We also held debates in schools where the student body would make two teams one that supported the concept of free sex and condoms the other using PLA material and promoting abstinence and responsible sex. The debates were well organized and it was not an easy task to change the concepts of many youth. From the debates we could find ways to make constructive changes in the material we are using and in the way we present it.

On the 11th at 11:30 PM we marched through the center of town in our PLA T-shirts carrying our PURE LOVE 2000 banner with so much pride. There were 97 young people in our group marching while many handed out PLA pamphlets. The march was covered by the National Television and Youth week made a great start for our activities this year.

We are planning many workshops in Limbe to train youth leaders that can start PLA clubs in their schools and will also be hosting the 17th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial in May.

Father has given us many tools ( FFWPU, WFWP, YFWP, CARP, IRFF and an ever growing list) lets all work together and use these tools to create heaven.

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