JCI CHANGEMAKER JCI HONG KONG
Kouatcha Simo Flavien JCI Douala (Cameroon) Living in a rural Cameroon, Kouatcha Simo Flavien has been involved in the agriculture business since he was three years old. Flavien noticed a struggle in his village and felt empowered to make a difference. After joining JCI, he discovered his ability to create positive change in his community. He began discussing the connections between food waste and poverty in his community and soon saw the mentality of his community change when people began efficiently growing and sharing food.
“The truth is, I don’t know where my journey [as an active citizen] will take me in the years to come, but I am sure of one thing — I want to continue to change people’s lives. I want to continue to create smiles where there is almost none. I want to revive faded hopes and whether it’s within the company that I lead or in the context of my associative activities, I am boosted by this spirit of participation in work that is much larger than me.”
2 017 J C I I M PA CT REPORT
Community Development Stage 2: Education and Economic Empowerment Projects in this stage advance the following Global Goals for Sustainable Development