“I have always been passionate about closing the gender gap in technical education and training. Thanks to all the great training instructors, I use the skills I acquired at CCPD to make a real difference in my community. Now, I have landed my dream job”
The Community Center for Professional Development is a 501(c)(3) international grassroots non-profit organization founded in March 2005 in Cameroon, Africa. The organization was initially established to coordinate the many requests for job opportunities and emergency training support to youth and young women in the local regions of Cameroon. In time, this mission expanded into the noble cause of breaking the cycle of poverty and serve and develop our communities by providing immediate training programs, assessing underlying problems, and believing and working towards long-term solutions.
Our founder, Mr. Roger Mbianke, is a firm believer that every youth is uniquely brilliant and deserves a high-quality and personalized education. When we invest in youth, we are investing in the future. The core of CCPD’s initiative to address the crisis of unemployment and to revitalize underprivileged communities, as well as to provide sustainable training programs, is aimed at improving their economic well being and, ultimately, in reducing poverty among community households. Our dedication to this noble effort has reduced the community’s rampant poverty level and has contributed to a more self-sufficient skilled labor force in Cameroon. Over the years of delivering prosperity and sustainability, the Community Center for Professional Development has transformed over 3800 youth and young women through vocational training and professional development programs.
In 2005 when the CCPD was founded, an average household’s annual income was $1500 (750.000CFA). with our mission-driven initiative to our community, the average annual income rose to $5000 (2,500,000CFA) as of 2015.