"I may not make the change, I want to see but will facilitate the way for others to make the CHANGE.
I may not live to see the change, I want but wont stop to inspire and change the status quo.
Every positive achievement takes not only time and energy but also takes away some amount of (one's) comforts."
"I am the founding president of Women for a Change (WFAC) Buea, a women's rights and advocacy organisastion based at the University of Buea, in the Southwest Region of Cameroon.
WFAC Buea, a Safeworld Field Partner, advocates for positive involvement of women in their communities to bring about economic and social changes.
My vision for WFAC Buea is to thrive as group that promotes and encourages self reliance for young women to enable them to identify and address their needs, and to participate fully in the society.
I have a BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Buea, Cameroon, specialising in environmental pollution analysis, solid waste management, Post Harvesting and Horticultural techniques.
I also have a qualification in Conflict, Security, and Development.
I have worked as a gender activist and have a great passion for community advocacy on gender equality as a tool for development, despite the stringent patriachy structure.
I believe in encouraging women to express themselves and share experiences about gender issues, child protection and community development. I am committed to women's issues, advocating for a strong, positive gender sensitivity and full involvement of women in their communities to contribute to economic and social change. I am passionate about engagement in community advocacy on gender equality as a tool for development, and young women as peace builders.
I am interested in the effective use of media as an action tool in ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) and I use a multi-media approach to raise awareness, including making films. I also created a TV talk show.
My vision is for a community free from fear of any form.
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
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