Local Youth Corner Cameroon

Local Youth Corner Cameroon is a national, non-profit, non-governmental and youth-led organisation created in 2002 with a focus of working with youths within the ages of 15 to 35. Their work focuses on youth empowerment in the domain of peace building, and preventing and countering violent extremism. LYCC was created as a response to the increase in youth socio-political and economic challenges which have pushed youth in conflict with the law and made them vulnerable to violence. These challenges include unemployment, bad governance, gender-based violence, lack of quality education, poverty, corruption, poor social justice system and exclusion from decision-making processes. LYCC’s youth-led approach is focused on providing innovative solutions to these problems, as a way to achieve a violence-free society, sustainable peace and development, and prevent and counter violent extremism. As of 2018, LYCC has worked with over 1 million young people and executed over 300 youth development projects in collaboration with 100 national NGOs, government, and international organisations.