After officially welcoming and introducing the Peace and Development Officer, (PDO) Frauke DiβelkÖtter to the work of the Justice and Peace Service (JPS), it is imperative that she gets to know the project sites and meet the people/institutions which benefit from our services and projects, not leaving out those she colaborates with.
This tour began with a field visit to Mbakong Community in Bafut Subdivision on the 27th of February 2016, where with other staff of the service, she visited members of the Vigilante Committees (VC) on Trafficking in Persons (TIP). Here, she was officially introduced to these beneficiaries. During the International Women’s Day 2016 celebrations that took place in Balikumbat Subdivision on the 7th of March 2016, she was also introduced to the Women Peace Committees of Ngoketunjia Division.
On the 23rd of March 2016, a team of JPS staff, joined by the PDO visited the Fundong Prison where it has been carrying out so many activities for the development of the inmates and staff of the prison. They interviewed superintendent/staff and some inmates, and paid a visit to the plantain/guava plantation established by the service in the prison.
Then, the WPCs of Backyit and Bambalang were visited on the 11th of April 2016 with the objective of evaluating the work they have been doing and also officially introduce the PDO to them. The JPS team was carried to the farm and fishing shore of two WPCs in Bambalang where an assessment of their farming/fishing activities was carried out for possible support.
At the end of her tour, the Peace and Development Officer would have been acquainted with the working environment of the Service, and able to put in her own efforts and skills to improve on the work of the Service, and the lives of the people we touch with our work.