Assistance to Cameroon Boko Haram victims
March 3, 2014

Dr. Chistopher Fomunyoh leading charity caravan in the Far North

The Chief Executive Officer of The Fomunyoh Foundation, TFF is in the Far North Region of Cameroon, to extend the generosity of the Foundation to victims of the savagery of the Boko Haram insurgents. Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh, who arrived Maroua by road on Sunday March 1, is at the head of a team from the Bamenda-based Foundation.

Negotiations are underway with local and international humanitarian organizations operating in the Region including the World Food Programme WFP, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees UNHCR and UNESCO to guide the activities of the visiting TFF team.

On the sideline of the planned compassionate donation to the internally displaced victims, the Foundation also donated three cartoons each of English language textbooks to Lycee Classic Maroua and Lycee Bilingue of the same town. The principals of these institutions; Mr. Farikou of Lycee Bilingue and Mr. Hamadou of Lycee Classic Maroua all hailed the gesture that they said would go a long way to promote and encourage bilingualism in the students of the far away Region.

Ahead of the humanitarian actions, Dr. Fomunyoh paid courtesy visits to administrative, military, religious and local authorities of the Region. He notably held brief with the Governor of the Far North Region, Midiyawa Bakari. Though nothing filtered out from the close door meeting, discussions certainly touched on the security and humanitarian situation of the Regions whose security and social stability was under threat from the Boko Haram insurgents.

The CEO of The Fomunyoh Foundation also met with the Director of the Higher Teacher Training College, Maroua, Professor Saibou Issa (also a specialist in Peace and Security) and with the Rector of the University of Maroua Prof. Ako Edward. During a meeting with some students of these institutions of higher learning, Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh encouraged them to be peace loving, hardworking and more especially to have hope in the future of this country that he said was endowed with all the natural and human resources.

The caravan shall also be donating in Garoua in the North Region and later in Ngoundere in the Adamawa.

It should be hinted that The Fomuyoh Foundation is planning a humanitarian musical concert to raise funds to support more displaced victims of the Boka Haram assault. This shall be in partnership with Idy Oulo, a musician from the Far North Region who is based in France. Three towns have been short-list for a first phase; Garoua, Yaounde and Bamenda.

The Fomunyoh Foundation — is a non-profit organization that works to promote democracy, social and humanitarian causes in Cameroon. Since its launch in 1999, the Foundation organizes workshops to raise citizen awareness and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and journalists. The Foundation has also conducted activities in partnership with development associations such as the women of Bonadale, Douala in the Littoral Region and the traditional Fondom of Foto-Dschang in the Western Region. The Foundation has also donated books and other didactic material to a number of municipal councils and academic institutions within the North West Region as well as in the capital city of Yaounde, in the Centre Region. The Foundation also runs a community library and well as a radio station, the Foundation Radio in Bamenda.

Dr. Christopher Fomunyoh is from Guzang-Batibo, Momo Division, North West Region of Cameroon.

Mokun Njouny Nelson in Maroua