Monday, November 14, 2016

The Fomunyoh Foundation Extends Hand of Fellowship in Extreme North

In response to a request from COPRESSA, an NGO based in Maroua and which focuses on empowering women and youth by building their survival and entrepreneurial skills, the Fomunyoh Foundation (TFF) donated 50 percent of the sewing machines to women of the graduating class, the remaining half being donated by a Belgian NGO (DISOP) and two other philanthropists from Maroua. COPRESSA coordinator, Dr Fatima Djibrilla Siddiki was elated that the TFF delegation came all the way, and with its founder at its head.
When the mayor of Tokoumbere who also happens to be the Lamido of Makalingai, Bouba Tiki, stood up to speak, he sprung a surprise on everyone by crowning Dr. Fomunyoh an honorary notable of the Lamidat, all with traditional garb to match. Dr. Fomunyoh expressed his gratitude to the Lamido and other traditional and administrative authorities for their hospitality and their support to the women trainees. He also congratulated the graduating class. Recounting his own humble beginnings, Dr. Fomunyoh thanked COPRESSA for giving him the opportunity to "give something back to his fellow compatriots in this part of the country." To the drumbeat of traditional groups and singers, the TFF delegation then accompanied the Divisional Officer Bouba Nicolas and other dignitaries to cut the symbolic ribbon at the Center's main entrance.
Last 26 October, Dr Christopher Fomunyoh and his delegation with members from Bamenda, Yaounde and Douala traveled to Makalingai -- Tokoumbere, Mayo Sava Division in the Extreme North Region of the country to attend a graduation ceremony for rural women who spent the past two years learning various trades and handicraft skills at a rural artisan Center run by CEFFAMAK.

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