Our team is dynamic and flexible with practical experience, sound educational backgrounds and dedicated to work for the advancement of human and community development in its entirety.
AZAH JACKLINE CHEY ( General Coordinator )
JURIST: She holds a Masters degree (LL.M) in International law from the University of Yaounde II. Expert in the Social Works domain as she has volunteered with MAHSRA Organization in Bamenda as well as the Muslim Students Association Bamenda (MUSAB) NGO before becoming the Coordinator of Bridgers Association Cameroon, an Association she Co-founded in 2013 haven been motivated during her Masters Degree research in the area of Child Marriage.
She is a Human Rights Activist and Advocate for Child Protection. This Jurist and contemporary Poet is particularly bitter on issues of early child marriage and other forms of violence against women that have permanently kept the women folk in the background. Particularly so and even more because she carried out her Masters Degree research and defended in this area of the Law.
Her experience has enabled her to tackle this issue of early child marriage in a component in Bridgers Association Cameroon which she calls "The Advocacy Center Against Child Marriage (ACAChiMa)".
She is passionate, hardworking and enthusiastic about her work. Read her story and her life which is an Inspiration to others, published and read world wide in many plateforms, HERE
Aneake Carine (Peace & Development / Leadership Component)
Peace and Leadership Crusader:
Carine is a passionate YALI Alumni whose enthusiasm for a sustainable and peace loving world within the framework of advancing Agenda 20130 of the SDGs. Her multiple training's in various conferences/workshops/Seminars and most particularly her experience and knowledge gained in the Young African Leaders Cohort program in Ghana in 2018 was so rewarding.
Carine is a holder of a Master Degree in Peace Studies and International Relations. For her, a blend of her academic knowledge and her diverse practical experiences urges and motivate her on daily basis to help in social work and this she is putting her best in Bridgers in the quest to empower women in multi-facets.
Che Lambert Che (Project Officer)
PROJECT MANAGER: Che Lambert Che holds a master’s in Business Administration with specialty in Project Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management with specialty in Business Administration from Pan African Institute for Development West Africa (PAID-WA)-Buea, and the University of Yaounde 2, Soa respectively. Che Lambert is a highly motivated youth with passion for carrying out projects which contribute and drive to the achievement of the SDGs.
Che Lambert joined Bridgers Association Cameroon as a volunteer in April 2019 - Inspired by the team and work they were doing. Che Lambert had worked in many projects and different organisations; CAMINEX SA in the Iron Ore mining Project at Akom II in the South Region of Cameroon, ACEFA project in Akom II with the Sub divisional delegation of Live Stock Fisheries and Animal industries (MINIPIA), Optical Fibre project in Yaounde with China Communication Services (CCS), PRODERIP rice project at UNVDA-Ndop and the Cassava Production Unit project with the Mambu Women Association (MAWA).
Che Lambert had also worked with two outstanding Micro-finance institutions in Yaounde-Ntarinkon Cooperative Credit Union-Melen Yaounde branch and the Bafut Cooperative Credit Union Yaounde.
Che Lambert is thrilled to be working with an NGO that takes a holistic approach to encourage and promote civic values, empower girls/women against child marriage, promote gender equality and carrying out capacity building projects as a tool for empowering for development.
Meh Augustina (Head of Environmental Department)
ENVIRONMENTALIST: Meh Augustina is a graduate with a BSc. degree in Environmental Sciences obtained from the Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé I. She is very passionate about environmental issues and is working hard to become a famous environmentalist. Her interest in environmental issues stem from the interdependence between human health and environmental management. Poor waste management and environmental degradation threaten public health and environmental integrity which in Cameroon presently, are commonplace due to inadequate strategies. She is always passionate and ready to participate in the efforts towards protecting our natural environment, human and ecological health, while driving innovation and not compromising our way of life. Thanks to this passion she has been able to acquire varied experience with prestigious institutions and organizations like Cameroon’s oil refinery company (SONARA), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and an Alumni of Earthcorps a non-profit organization in the USA involve in training future leaders in environmental restoration, during Augustina six months stay and training in the USA, she learned and developed lot of interest in the American love for nature and the environment.
Since joining Bridgers Association Cameroon’s team in April 2019, she has been using her new knowledge to improve and strengthen the environmental department of the Organization and has been very instrumental in bringing environmental solutions through our school programs, community awareness raising campaigns to prevent and curb health hazards.
Lusine Babakhanyan (International Volunteer)
CERTIFIED VISUAL ARTIST - She holds a Bachelor Degree (B.A) of Arts in Sociology. Lusine is a Passionate Self-Taught Visionary Artist expressing her dream of serving humanity. She joined Bridgers Association Cameroon’s team as an International Volunteer to bring change in the world.
LusineArts only speaks from her HEART and SOUL. Her mission is to heal, serve and inspire you through the power of her Artwork. We live in a stressful world and by using art we can create a healing impact to our mind, body and soul.
She also loves to connect with others with whom they can share their amazing talents. Lusine dreams to travel around the world to spread love and kindness through the power of her art.
*ART*INSPIRE*SERVE*TRAVEL is her motto that she lives by. Life is a BLESSING and SHE wants you to be part of this BLESSING. She equally believes in the philosophy that, “We came to this world for a reason, to be happy and enjoy the journey”. Her loving kindness desire urged her to join the charity: Bridgers Association Cameroon in its mission to empower women & girls through advocacy so as to achieve gender equality.
Fombo Caroline (Advisory Board)
EDUCATIONIST - Madam Fombo Caroline is a seasoned trained educationist and administrator. She holds many University diplomas and Degrees in English Language from the University of Yaounde I, in Cameroon. She has demonstrated her desire for charity long even before being called to join the board at Bridgers Association Cameroon where she has since 2017 made giant steps especially supporting not only the drive to improve on the girl child education, but on the general activities and programs of Bridgers. As a wife and mother, she has personally taking care and is presently offering scholarships to many less privilege children including orphans both males and females.
This soft spoken but determined disciplinarian is passionate about the attainment of our mission and objectives knowing that they work in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). She advocates for women empowerment through quality education for the girl child especially as an education stakeholder.
AISHATU FABANI (Advisory Board Member)
PSYCHOLOGIST – Masters degree in Educational Psychology (M.Ed) and is a Child Advocate. She works extensively on issues affecting the Mbororo Indigenous children in Cameroon.
She is researching on pertinent issues affecting the Mbororo girl child and the women in general.
She is currently running the Aisha Fabani Foundation with focus on the Mbororo girls.
Manka Carine (Human Rights Department)
JURIST – Post-Graduate Diploma in Law
She is an innovative thinker and a community mobilizer with the desire to diligently serve the under privilege with the over all objective of empowering for development. Carine has an extensive travel experience into the interior villages of particular the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. Most of her movements into the suburbs have been during when she volunteers in one NGO or the other on different projects or when she is taking part in the Electoral process in Cameroon.
She is committed and passionate about changing the plight of the young generation through emphasize on the reading culture in other to achieve a change in attitudes and perspectives. She makes a positive appraisal of Bridgers edu. Project that focuses on promoting quality education and higher education for the girl child in Cameroon.
As a jurist through University studies, she is strict, straight forward, results oriented and pays attention to details.
Qubeline Angawah (Administrative Assistant)
Administrative Secretary:Qubeline has over five years secretarial duties working experience haven worked in other establishments before joining Bridgers Association Cameroon in 2017.
She exhibits great administrative skills as well practical project implementation competences.
This holder of a Diploma in Secretaryship is always eager to go to field for qualitative and quantitative research to ascertain the needs according the priorities of local beneficiaries. Qubeline is flexible and can easily adapt to changing and difficult situations and carry out multi-tasks with little or no visible stress signs. She is currently studying for her Bachelor degree in educational Psychology.
Abai Victor Asondo (PR & Communication)
Human Rights Advocate: Abai Victor Asondo is a youth highly motivated to contribute and drive across the achievement of the SDGs within the stated time frame.Though a professional technical high school teacher of Office Automation, Victor has a background in Law with interest in Human Rights, after many University Diplomas and Degrees in Law including a Masters Degree in International Law (LL.M) from the University of Yaounde II.
After a series of Internships and voluntary services with other NGO's, he co-founded and is currently working as Public Relations & Communication Officer at Bridgers Association Cameroon.
In the discharge of his duties, he firmly believes in the Inter-sectional lens in doing NGO work especially relating to women empowerment issues. He is a community mobilizer, public speaker & youth coach.
As a teacher, he believes and advocates for quality education, women rights and believe in innovative changes for sustainable development. He works on the advancement and plight of physically challenged persons and the less privileged in Cameroon.
He and his team in Bridgers Association Cameroon are currently working on a number of projects to advance gender equality and achieve Agenda 2030 and make the world better for today and tomorrows generations.
Dana Elena Harms (International Volunteer)
Social and Cultural Anthropologist: Dana has committed herself to give those a voice who are mostly being silenced and suppressed. She is passionate to advocate for women’s rights and fight any form of gender-based violence. She envisions a world where everyone has equal chances. Her curiosity and strong drive to look beyond her own horizon took her to various countries all over the world where she learned many lessons from the people she met. Her educational background as a trained Anthropologist qualified her to engage with the local population and reflect their emic perspectives. In her professional career, she focuses on Political and Environmental Anthropology and has a special interest in Gender, Trans local mobilities, and Globalisation. She came to Cameroon in 2018 for the first time in the framework of a research-project from the University of Cologne which focused on “Urban Youth Perspectives on Making a Future in Cameroon and/or Abroad.” She engages in Applied Anthropology by using the knowledge she generated on the field for a practical and applied purpose, within this organisation. Furthermore, she works as a volunteer for a German journal called “matices”. At Bridgers, she engages in a broad field of activities, such as project- writing and managing, social media management and general administrative work. She envisions to create her own organisation which enables people to realize their full potential and heal from traumata they have experienced in life.
Barrister ACHA Maclean Afoh (Legal Adviser)
BARRISTER AT LAW – Maitrise (Post-Graduate Diploma) in Business Law after his Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B). He is a practicing Lawyer with the Cameroon Bar Association and has great legal expertise and defends moral and physical persons in multi-faceted dimensions. He is a perfectly Bilingual fellow from the University of Yaounde II.
BIH RENEE(Advisory Board Member)
Tourism Management Expert – Masters Degree in Tourism Management and Hospitality from the Eastern Mediterranean University North Cyprus and a Bachelor degree (LL.B) in English Law from the University of Yaounde II. She is a woman with interest in Tourism and sustainable Community Development. She is hardworking and perfect example to every girl and woman to emulate in the cause of women empowerment. She is capable of producing quality results with just the barest minimum resources made available.
TAYUI FLORENCE EDZENYI(Advisory Board Member)
ENTREPRENEUR – She is a seasoned entrepreneur with a long experience in financial management and records keeping. She is a social mobilizer, for Florence, doing community and social work
Rev. Prof. ANYAMBOD EMMANUEL ANYA (Advisory Board Member)
UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR – He is the Vice Chancellor of the American ICT University in Cameroon. Former Dean and pioneer Rector of the Protestant University of Central Africa.
This distinguished Professor is a seasoned multi-dimensional administrator and a member of several International and National bodies (also member of the Good Governance Program in Cameroon) with many awards and honours to his credit (also holder of the Medal of the Cameroon National Order of Valour). He is an expert on issues of Governance and a social critique.