“Ngong-out” to new RPCVs

July 10th, 2015 by bobebill

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On July 9th, Peace Corps/Cameroon bid farewell to 12 of the Education and Agrobusiness/ Ex-CED Volunteers who came to the end of their service in Cameroon.

In ?#?PeaceCorpsCameroon?, they call the farewell ceremony for the departing Volunteers the “ngong-out”. This is in reference to the traditional instrument, the “ngong”, that is used to call staff and all partakers to the ceremony; the same instrument that was used in yesteryears (and may still be used) in Cameroonian villages to call people for gatherings. As a testimonial of their attachment to their respective regions of service, the Volunteers dressed up in traditional attires.

“Ngong-outs are always bittersweet moments because it’s hard to say goodbye to family members. But we know they are off to new and exciting adventures. We also know they will always keep Cameroon in their hearts whenever they go.
” On est ensemble!”

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