The "Street CLAC" bookmobile has been roaming the streets of Yaoundé and its inner suburbs for over 3 months, providing access to information and culture to an audience little accustomed to books and cultural infrastructures. About 5,000 Cameroonese people have already benefited from this new service.
Street CLAC, launched in partnership with the NGO "Bibliothèques Sans Frontières" (Libraries Without Borders) offers over 2,000 books and a mobile multimedia centre made of tablets and computers with internet connection.
It also offers cultural activities, thematic awareness workshops on health, environmental and legal issues to all audiences (children, youngsters and adults), as well as a support programme to help the professional integration of young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods through awareness activities and entrepreneurship workshops.
Overall, about 800 young people benefited from the "Pro Integration" awareness workshop held on the Street CLAC transit points. About 200 of them will then be trained at the CLAC and supported on the long term in order to find a job and start a business / microenterprise.