SIRDEP Marches on Commercial Avenue!

No, SIRDEP wasn’t making a political statement. 

In fact, we were participating in Cameroon’s 2011 Labour Day celebrations with our freshly pressed green shirts on a sunny Sunday morning.  Labor Day is a national holiday held on the first day of May to promote the value of individual work in Cameroon’s development.  The theme for this year’s Labor Day was let’s give value to our job– a call for individuals to thrive in their work, beyond simply just showing up.    

Over 30 representatives from SIRDEP and its sister– Greenlight Bilingual Nursery and Primary School– marched in front of the Bamenda Grandstand on Commercial Avenue.  Participants in the march included a wide range of businesses, civil society organizations, and government bodies.  In all, several hundred organizations and thousands of individuals marched to not only promote their individual interests, but also to unite as one in celebrating the role of work in building prosperity.

While the march itself lasted only a few minutes, the celebration lasted well into the afternoon, where we enjoyed food, drinks, and the company of friends and colleagues.  The celebrations provided a brief break from the hard work around the office and in the field.  But the day’s celebrations also reminded us of our duty and mission in assisting those most in need—back to work on Tuesday! (offices were closed Monday)

SIRDEP wishes for all of those across Cameroon a prosperous and productive remainder to 2011!    



The Society for Initiatives in Rural Development and Environmental Protection (SIRDEP) is non-governmental, not-for-profit making organization in Cameroon head quartered in Bamenda. SIRDEP has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced agronomists, agro-economists, livestock technicians, rural engineers, and natural resource management experts who work together to foster positive, sustainable development. SIRDEP was founded in 1992 and is one of the oldest indigenous NGOs in the North West Region of Cameroon.

3 Responses to SIRDEP Marches on Commercial Avenue!

  1. Ndong Irene says:

    Beautiful day in the Lord. God Bless and prosper you

  2. mbah grace says:

    Exciting photo, well done SIRDEP!!!

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