Larrisa is my name. I live in Bamenda, the major town in the northwest region of Cameroon. I dropped out of school in 2017 because our school was attacked, burned and some students and teachers kidnapped by separatist fighters. I became confused with what to do in life and, find myself hanging around with bad friends. Consequently, i was involved in some social vices. Thanks to a friend who introduced me to CADA. Through the life skill education, art training and social enterprise development programs i passed through, the course of my life changed and led me to take a new perspective in life. Today i am a graphic designer, painter and running a small graphic designing shop at mile 4 Junction, Nkwen Bamenda Cameroon.
From 2016, Collective Arts Development Association(CADA), offers a free six months training program on life skill education, art training and social enterprise development programmes with beneficiaries being drug addicts, ex-convicts, ex-child soldiers, IDPs ,orphans, adolescent girls and vulnerable children for their social, mental, psychological and economic welfare. Our training workshops are going on in our head office at Nkwen,Bamenda. We also organize community outreach programs where we meet our indirect beneficiaries in surrounding communities.