Presentation of LAFTA

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LAFTA is a humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all older persons so thatthey can contribute to the socio-economic development of the country. Authorised on the 25th September 2013 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). LAFTA is a Center for the Ageing, operational 7/24/365 by professionals, with its motto as “Care with Kindness”.

As an assistance giving organization, LAFTA advocates for a society in which people age-on in dignity while being useful to themselves, their families, their communities and the nation at large. This is based on the belief that older persons, considered as a symbol of resistance in every society, merit a happy, dignified, active and fulfilled living at retirement. LAFTA is also committed to bridging the gap that has always existed between older persons and the youth. This is to create a climate that favours discussion and dialogue that respects and value each other for a better and prosperous society.

Considering that LAFTA is an national non-profit organization, it has always had a constructive international perspective. In order to fulfill its strong desire to build Senior Citizens Multipurpose Centers across Cameroon starting with the Pilot Center under construction in Bamenda in the North West Region, LAFTA will work with relevant Government Institutions, International Organizations, International Non-Governmental Organizations, local civil society organizations, corporate bodies and individuals of good will for the realization of projects for the benefit of the elderly.



Is of a soceity where Elderly Persons are able to make in invaluable contributions to socio-economic development, as we are focused to bringing our centers closer to the Cameroonian people, the Central African Sub-Region and the African Continent at large.



Is to improve the quality of life for the ageing in Cameroon and beyond by increasing their access to specialized health services, leisure and economic opportunities based on the reality that someone is never too old to still have a new dream or too old to set a goal and achieve it.




We adapt to the needs of the elderly to the sustainable and practical solutions we provide;


Our commitment to the wellbeing and security of older persons shall always remain constant and unwavering under  all circumstances and condition;

Friendliness and Selflessness:

Being friendly and willing to give back to our elderly will make them live longer than expected;

Care with Kindness:

We consider it a privilege to serve the older persons in our society and we shall always care for them with  kindness;

Innovation and Creativity:

We are always thinking of better ways to do things, to create greater impact and get things done  efficiently and effectively;


Our Respect and patience towards the elderly is key to making good use of the knowledge and wisdom they have  incubated throughout their lives;


We hold ourselves accountable to each other, to our beneficiaries, our sponsors and to all our partners and stakeholders in our procedures and actions;


At all moments we shall individually and as an organization strive to be transparent in our activities and  relationships.


The bottom line of these is to enable our senior citizens to age-on well, healthily, actively and happily while being useful to younger generations.


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