Scholarship Fund for Orphans of Boko Haram fallen heroes
March 8, 2016

This information was made by the president of The Fomunyoh Foundation on Friday March 4, 2016.

While accepting his award from The Guardian Post as the 2015 Man of the Year, "For demonstrating unmatched and never-seen indiscriminate philanthropy to the underprivileged in Cameroon," the President of The Fomunyoh Foundation to the applause of the audience said he dedicated the recognition to the soldiers who were staking their lives for the territorial integrity of Cameroon

"We also are having these celebrations of leadership, humanitarianism, and philanthropy at a pretty tough time for our country as we fight extremists jihadists of Boko Haram in the Far-Northern region. Boko Haram is destroying the lives and livelihoods of our fellow country men and women, innocent civilians, soldiers and our children alike. In this fight against Boko Haram that ought to be the centrality of our political and governance focus, our soldiers, the members of the Armed Force (military & Gendarmerie) and the police and other relevant services, including citizen protection committees are demonstrating their valour and bravery and professionalism on a daily basis.

These brothers and sisters in uniform are the ultimate leaders and philanthropists of our time; because, without any hesitation, they put their lives on the line, and some have paid the ultimate price, so the rest of us can live and enjoy our livelihood. It is truly to them that Awards like this should be dedicated, and it is to them that I feel I hold this award in proxy.

In the days ahead, I will be asking my lawyers to study the feasibility of creating a special scholarship fund that can provide additional educational, mentoring and financial assistance to those children of school age whose principal bread winner (dad or mom) is one of our fallen heroes in the fight against Boko Haram. The Fomunyoh Foundation is very open to collaborating with other entities or individuals that are engaged in a similar endeavour. We must reassure these unexpected orphans and widows that we are a grateful nation and will never forget."

This is the latest of the compassionate and charitable actions of The Fomunyoh Foundation. 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. I hast donated books to many municipal councils and academic institutions in eight out of Cameroon ten (10) Regions. The North West Region, Maroua in the Far North, Mayo Oulou still in the Far North, Garoua in the North and Ngoundere in the Adamawa as well as in the capital city of Yaounde, in the Center Region. The East Region has also benefited from this largesse; three secondary schools in Bertoua, the Bertoua Linguistic Center as well as the Catholic University of Bertoua. Two schools in Abong Mbang have also been beneficiaries. In the Center Region, four academic institutions in the city of Yaounde, the nations’ capital and have been sponsoring Youth activities in Monatele and Monabo in the Lekie Division of the Center Regions. The Foundation also runs a community radio station in Bamenda and a public library of over 20,000 books.

Besides the donation of such academic treasures, the Foundation has also been very concerned with the less privileged. To this effect, in has made donations to orphanages and widow organizations in Maroua in the Far North, Bertoua in the East and Guzang in the North West Region.