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SHUMAS Cameroon is overseen by a board of highly qualified Trustees with varying professional backgrounds and competencies in administration, community development, conflict management and academia. SHUMAS’ Board of Trustees (BoTs) consists of community leaders, women leaders, university academia, religious leaders, environment specialists, developmentexperts, economic and health professionals and representatives of SHUMAS target beneficiaries drawn from the 10 regions of Cameroon. The Board of Trustees oversees the organization’s work, and its ultimate corporate authority. The Board is responsible for the oversight of SHUMAS Cameroon. It adoptsand also proposes rules, regulations, and policies governing the organization. The Board has authority over the use of property, development of facilities, fiscal and human resources management. The Board of Trustees meets once a year. Board meetings allow for communication among the Trustees, Management Team, volunteers, projects staff, etc. The Trustees’ work is captured in part in resolutions and votes

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Marion Ayuk Director of Deputy Director of Health Am Marion Ayuk. I am a Public Health Expert with a Master Degree in Public Health and Hygiene (MPH). I have been working with SHUMAS now for the last seven years. Worked as a volunteer for two years as a Field staff. Two years as a field supervisor and the last three years as a Program Director incharge of Health. My seven years in SHUMAS has been very fulfilling and enjoyable as I see myself on daily basis putting smiles on the faces of extremely poor children and families in very poor situation as well as, generating equal opportunities for the poorest of the poor (Reducing Inequality SDG 10) whose futures was completely thrown into the doldrums. My life’s long central objective is to enhance that,’ no one is left behind’ because of his/her socio economic status as clearly ordained in the SDGs. I look forward to continue with my organization, SHUMAS in reaching many more people in many years to come. This of course will be punctuated with capacity building and trainings so that i can improve on my service deliveries and equally build the capacity of other junior staff members in my organization and other organisations collaborating with shumas within Cameroon and other African countries.
Am Nives Vernyuy Mengnjo with a background in Economics and Management. I grew up in a poor rural community in one of the villages around Kumbo and this gave me the opportunity where I witnessed poverty at its highest level, which was written on the faces of more than 95 percent of the village folks. This picture was so alarming that it remained in my sub conscience all throughout my school days and my aspiration all throughout, had been to study a discipline that could enable me improve lives in these extremely poor communities. I have been part of SHUMAS’ great team since 2014. I started as a volunteer but grew up to a Project Supervisor and presently Programs Director thanks to my commitment, hard work, passion and fully sharing of the vision and mission of this Organization. After working with SHUMAS and getting abreast with the activities, I realized that this is where I could fulfill my life time dream of improving the livelihood of those in greater needs. My last 5 years in SHUMAS has been full of great satisfaction and fulfillment as I can physically identify the impact of my personal contributions on the lives of poor communities. I still look forward to working with SHUMAS for many more years and punctuated with related trainings so that we can reach many poorer communities.
Am Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka, a jurist, development analyst/manager, organizational development advisor and an environmental manager. Spent my first 15 years( 1970s) of my life in the poor rural setting in Kumbo where acute and inhumane poverty was the order of the day: - less than 3% of the population could meet the medical care resulting to rampant deaths; -less than 10% of population had dresses to wear; - more than 90% of people lived in jigger/ fleas infested dusty floors and thatched roofs and which most often than not leaked in the rainy seasons in majority of homes; -more than 85% of children moved barefooted and most often than not with feet flanked side wards due to too much jigger/ fleas, had shoes to wear, famine was yearly and enmeshed the entire community in less than four months after harvest; -95% of farming was poor peasant farming etc). This is the bleak and sad picture that, I grew up with and it was hard to be erased from my mind. But I was lucky my mum fully involved me as from the age of 4 whenever she was going out for her church groups that catered for the poor and sick. This equally opened my mind to the reality that extreme poverty was domitable. Notwithstanding the many prestigious and lucrative opportunities I had in my late 20s, I decided to help set SHUMAS- Cameroon in June 1996 to enable me reach many people in the poorest of the poor brackets, rather than thinking of self and lucrative jobs to benefit my immediate family. After setting, I have worked for SHUMAS for the last 23 years. In addition, I am a consultant to many local councils, church organizations and others. I have participated in many national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars as a participant, guest speaker and facilitator in many countries around the world. Before establishing SHUMAS, I worked as a teacher and as a legal advisor to many companies. I studied at numerous institutions in Cameroon (University of Yde) and the United States (State university of Colorado, State university of Illinois, University of California Berkeley). Have got two major objectives at the moment: (1) put in place a full scale sustainability strategy for SHUMAS, so that by 2025 SHUMAS can self- fund 40% of its budget; (2) strengthen the Board of Trustees(BOT) and mechanism to enhance entry and exit strategy of all BOT members and senior staff members to guarantee continuity.
My name is (Mrs.) Nyuykighan Billian. I am the Programmes Coordinator of SHUMAS-Cameroon. I hold a postgraduate diploma in sustainable agriculture, Community Development and Mobilization from ARI-Japan. Before joining development wagon with SHUMAS-Cameroon, I had worked as a banker in Cameroon. I attended primary school at Presbyterian School Nseh, secondary and High school at Christ the King College, Nso. I have also attended lots training workshops both internationally and nationally on related disciplines. I have been working for SHUMAS for 20 years in various positions of responsibility. I derived my pleasure from the impact SHUMAS works is making a difference in the different communities. I can not relent any effort to continuously work tirelessly to contribute to the great vision of the organization
I am called Renard. I am Director in charge of Education Programs/Environment and Water. I am a holder of an M.Sc and a B.Sc (Hons) in Geography, with focus on Development and Environmental issues. I feel happy managing projects in SHUMAS-Cameroon and contributing towards the achievement of the organisation's objectives which are developing people and places. I humbly assert that I am an assiduous, witty, and focused person, always ready to take on new challenges.
Director in Charge of Education Programs/ Environment and Water
Oben is my name. I am a Sub-Director Charged with Education Matters in the S.W/Field Staff with SHUMAS-Cameroon. My passion for community development and a strong desire to interact with community development oriented stakeholders at inspiring levels pushed me to join the Organization. I felt so fulfilled working as a field Supervisor in the UNICEF/SHUMAS Humanitarian response health and C4D Project. I hold a Professional Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Cameroon Bilingual Institute for Information, Communication and Management (CITEC-Yaounde) ; and a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) in Political Science from the University of Buea where I also minor in Arts.

Approach

Integrated, participatory and holistic

Mission

For a Just One world and Sustainable Development

Vision

A society where everyone, especially the most marginalized, are empowered economically, culturally, and socially with equal opportunity to enhance their capacities to exploit their potentials to the fullest extent.
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SHUMAS has funded, constructed, and equipped more than 800 classrooms throughout Cameroon, has provided over 75200 benches, 800 table, 800 chairs. Provide toilets and hand washing facilities to all schools constructed.
SHUMAS has established a centre that trains leaders of farming communities and unemployed youths on sustainable (organic) agriculture and the propagation of renewable energy through two years, 10 months and short courses. Over 14000 participants have completed training at the Biofarm.
More than 160 rural and urban poor communities have been provided with potable water and more than 150 schools and 30 heatlth centers have proper toilet blocks with hand-washing facilities attached; thanks to SHUMAS’ efforts.

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Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS) Cameroon is a not for profit Development Non-governmental Organization with its head office located at Mile Six Nkwen, Bamenda. It was recognized in 1997 per the 1990 law of association under authorization number 1082/E.29/IIII/VI.7/APPB. In 2013 she was recognized as a Non- Governmental Organization by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization under decree number 00000196/A/MINATD/SG/DAP/SDLP/SONG. SHUMAS is an organisation in special consultation status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2013 and equally a member of the NGO Committee on Social development with the UN since the 4th of February 2016..

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SHUMAS could not achieve the results that it does without the tireless efforts of its partners, both local and international. SHUMAS would like to thank the following partners, and many others, for their determined support of our activities: SEE MORE

TESTIMONIES

My name is Nfor Dieudonne a state registered nurse working at Sop Integrated health Centre in Ndu Sub division Donga Matung division. I was privilege to be trained amid other nurses for the 2012/2013 batch of candidates under the SHUMAS scholarship program (Spreading health). After graduation I have been serving in my community since February 24th 2015. In Sop community, there were insufficient trained nurses to attain to the health needs of the community and its environs. The lone chief of health Centre was the only trained nurse assisted by a nurse assistant. The health services were neither effectual nor coherent. As regards the patient statistics, before SHUMAS intervention most of the inhabitant use to go to nearby hospitals to consult, they didn’t have the slightest confident in the health centre. The health centre was always without staff and it didn’t operate all day round since it was only the Chief of Centre who could consult the patients. A day where the chief of Centre was out to attend meetings at the District Centre as well as follow up of health centre issues he automatically closes the health centre. This made the indigents to look for solution to their health problems elsewhere and preferred to trek to far off health units to seek for solutions to their health problems. The rate of consultation in the centre was very discouraging. With the intercession of SHUMAS and her partners in sponsoring my training as a state registered nurse, the situation has changed tremendously. My presences in the community have changed the situation in the community and the minds of the indigenes. Consultation runs throughout the week and night shifts introduced where patients are being observed for some days before they can go home. Before SHUMAS intervention, an average of about 70 patients consulted at the centre per month which was due to the above mentioned reasons. After SHUMAS intervention, we now consults far above an average registering about 116 patients per month which has also come with its great advantages. The number of pregnant women coming to give birth has greatly increased. Each month we register not less than 20 births. I have been able to revamp the ANC, IWC and family welfare units which now function effectively. I do carry outreach programs every month in two neighboring villages namely Mbagoh and Sinna, something that was never done before. During these programs, I do carry the following activities; talk about HIV, health talks, sensitization, vaccination, the importance of hygiene and sanitation and education on infant feeding. I have been able to start a new program with diabetic and high blood patients. This program helps to bring the nurse closer to the community and also offer free advice to people who cannot afford to consult. Words alone can’t express my gratefulness to SHUMAS and partners. My presences in the community has greatly impacted the mentality of the people in the community as they come and meet at least one person in the health centre to attend to them, given my commitment at my job site and my constant availability to the patients. I can as well take care my financial needs with the monthly stipend I end at the end of each month. The knowledge I got during my training can never be taken away. Every passing day I equally gain more experience in the field. I look forward to continue saving the lives of the people in Sop community and its environs after my 3years term of contract most have expired.
My name is Rabia Wirdzerem and I received training at the SHUMAS BIOFARM center in 2014 on sheep and pig management and there after I was given a sheep (an Eve) by SHUMAS. After sometime the sheep gave birth and I then passed on the off spring through SHUMAS to another woman in my group. Since then, I have had other 4 off springs plus the mother making it a total of 5 sheep thanks to SHUMAS. The one I passed over have had 3 off springs since then. I have been keeping these animals for almost 3 years now and have benefited enormously from their droppings. I use it to cultivate vegetables which have been doing so well. From it I have some income which I use to run my day to day activities. I have not sold any of my animals and do not intend to sale any soon as I am keeping for my child who is in Buea as his inheritance from me. My name is Che Ernest and I receive training at the SHUMAS Rehabilitation Centre in Knitting. Upon graduation I was assisted with a knitting machine and other material to setup my shop. SHUMAS has impacted my life positively as I can afford my needs and that of my family. Thanks to her I am able to assist my parents to pay the school fees of my younger ones and give my parents money to save in their meeting. I am also happy because I can provide pullovers for pupils and students in my village so instead of going to town to buy them; they place the commands at my shop. Also, staying in the dormitory helped me a lot in that I was able to do things I couldn’t do before for example I was able to use my hands, do chores faster than before. I assisted in the kitchen and also in cleaning. I also acted as the time keeper in the dormitory which instilled in me the sp sense of duty and time consciousness and being with other persons with physical challenges; we blended and worked together as a team.

Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka

Founder and Director General

Billian Nyuykighan

Programmes Coordinator

Ntam Gisela Berinyuy

Assistant Programmes Coordinator/Human Resource My name is Gisela. I am presently the Assistant Programmes Coordinator/ Human Resource Manager in SHUMAS- Cameroon. I have been working in the organization for the past 8 years in various capacities. I hold a postgraduate diploma in Development Leadership from the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada and an undergraduate degree (B.Sc) in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Dschang, Cameroon. I have a passion for working for people, especially changing the lives of the underprivileged. This is my key motivation for joining SHUMAS, whose vision falls squarely within my life's goal.
Renard Paprika Director in Charge of Education Programs/ Environment and Water I am called Renard. I am Director in charge of Education Programs/Environment and Water. I am a holder of an M.Sc and a B.Sc (Hons) in Geography, with focus on Development and Environmental issues. I feel happy managing projects in SHUMAS- Cameroon and contributing towards the achievement of the organisation's objectives which are developing people and places. I humbly assert that I am an assiduous, witty, and focused person, always ready to take on new challenges.

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BULAMI Edward FONYUY Director in charge of Documentation, Projects and Communication I am Edward. I am currently volunteering in SHUMAS-Cameroon. I am in charge of Documentation, Projects and Communication. My passion for community development oriented activities pushed me to opt for volunteering with this organization that has a record for volunteering opportunities in the country. Apart from that, their humanitarian response activities equally inspired me to join especially at the time such a response was badly needed due to the socio-political crisis in the country. I am a holder of a Masters Degree (Literatures in English) from the University of Bamenda-Cameroon; a B.A (Hons.) from the University of Yaounde I (Modern Letters English) and a Diploma in Langues, Litteratures et Civilisations Francaises (LLCF) from the University of Yaounde I.
SHUMAS develops proposals and together with partners source for funds since SHUMAS is not a funding body. This procedure sometimes takes several months. All applicants must take note of this. If the funds are gotten, the selected communities are notified and given a period of about two weeks to mobilize their local contribution. The community that mobilizes her contribution first is finally selected for that project A protocol agreement is signed between SHUMAS and the community which must be endorsed by the administration, the Mayor, the Ministry concerned etc. A planning meeting is organized between SHUMAS and the Community during which a plan of action is developed for the project. When the endorsed protocol agreement is returned, the project begins and SHUMAS then purchases all the industrial materials and supplies to the project site
SHUMAS makes determined efforts to let communities know about its programs and activities through newspapers, radio programs, community briefings etc. Communities must have identified a problem which must be their felt need and apply to SHUMAS with pictures illustrating the problem. Applications are screened and a priority list is established for feasibilities based on the problem expressed and what the community has done/ is doing to solve the problem. SHUMAS carries out feasibility studies in these selected communities, during which communities are sensitized on SHUMAS´approach. After feasibility studies, SHUMAS together with partners select benefiting communities on a 100 points basis. (40% for the level of need and 60% for community participation)

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How to Support SHUMAS Programs SHUMAS Cameroon strongly believes that isolated actions cannot lead to any meaningful development in a community. That is the reason why she is focused on integrated sustainable rural development which is done by using a participatory approach which respects the following procedure:
During implementation, SHUMAS through her project officers goes to the site regularly to monitor and supervise the work.
SHUMAS expects weekly/monthly reports from communities with photos illustrating the progress of the project. After the handing over, impact assessment is done every four months to evaluate the impact of the project on the beneficiaries.
On completion, the project is handed over to the community and a final report is written and submitted to partners.

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Mengnjo Nives Vernyuy Director of Health and Social Welfare programs Am Nives Vernyuy Mengnjo with a background in Economics and Management. I grew up in a poor rural community in one of the villages around Kumbo and this gave me the opportunity where I witnessed poverty at its highest level, which was written on the faces of more than 95 percent of the village folks. This picture was so alarming that it remained in my sub conscience all throughout my school days and my aspiration all throughout,  had been to study a discipline that could enable me improve lives in these extremely poor communities. I have been part of SHUMAS’ great team since 2014. I started as a volunteer but grew up to a Project Supervisor and presently Programs Director thanks to my commitment, hard work, passion and fully sharing of the vision and mission of this Organization. After working with SHUMAS and getting abreast with the activities, I realized that this is where I could fulfill my life time dream of improving the livelihood of those in greater needs.  My last 5 years in SHUMAS has been full of great satisfaction and fulfillment as I can physically identify the impact of my personal contributions on the lives of poor communities. I still look forward to working with SHUMAS for many more years and punctuated with related trainings so that we can reach many poorer communities.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SHUMAS Cameroon is overseen by a board of highly qualified Trustees with varying professional backgrounds and competencies in administration, community development, conflict management and academia. SHUMAS’ Board of Trustees (BoTs) consists of community leaders, women leaders, university academia, religious leaders, environment specialists, developmentexperts, economic and health professionals and representatives of SHUMAS target beneficiaries drawn from the 10 regions of Cameroon. The Board of Trustees oversees the organization’s work, and its ultimate corporate authority. The Board is responsible for the oversight of SHUMAS Cameroon. It adoptsand also proposes rules, regulations, and policies governing the organization. The Board has authority over the use of property, development of facilities, fiscal and human resources management. The Board of Trustees meets once a year. Board meetings allow for communication among the Trustees, Management Team, volunteers, projects staff, etc. The Trustees’ work is captured in part in resolutions and votes

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SHUMAS Head Office, Mile 6 Nkwen, BP 5047, Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon
The community is expected to ensure the security of the materials because any material stolen or misused is replaced by them.
I am Bruno. I work in SHUMAS- Cameroon as the Director in Charge of the Environment and Auto-Mobile Unit. I am a holder of a diploma in Agro-forestry and Project management. I have also acquired numerous in-house training in SHUMAS in the areas of development and project management. I have been working with SHUMAS for more than 17years today. Presently I am in charge of the auto mobile unit, assistant accountant and also in the environmental department as Agro-forestry technician. I have a passion working with SHUMAS and seeing the impact of SHUMAS projects in the communities and on the people of the communities.
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Marion Ayuk Deputy Director Health Program Am Marion Ayuk. I am a Public Health Expert with a Master Degree in Public Health and Hygiene (MPH). I have been working with SHUMAS now for the last seven years. Worked as a volunteer for two years as a Field staff. Two years as a field supervisor and the last three years as a Program Director incharge of Health. My seven years in SHUMAS has been very fulfilling and enjoyable as I see myself on daily basis putting smiles on the faces of extremely poor children and families in very poor situation as well as, generating equal opportunities for the poorest of the poor (Reducing Inequality SDG 10) whose futures was completely thrown into the doldrums. My life’s long central objective is to enhance that,’ no one is left behind’ because of his/her socio economic status as clearly ordained in the SDGs. I look forward to continue with my organization, SHUMAS in reaching many more people in many years to come. This of course will be punctuated with capacity building and trainings so that i can improve on my service deliveries and equally build the capacity of other junior staff members in my organization and other organisations collaborating with shumas within Cameroon and other African countries.
Oben is my name. I am a Sub- Director Charged with Education Matters in the S.W/Field Staff with SHUMAS- Cameroon. My passion for community development and a strong desire to interact with community development oriented stakeholders at inspiring levels pushed me to join the Organization. I felt so fulfilled working as a field Supervisor in the UNICEF/SHUMAS Humanitarian response health and C4D Project. I hold a Professional Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Cameroon Bilingual Institute for Information, Communication and Management (CITEC- Yaounde) ; and a Bachelor of Science (B.sc) in Political Science from the University of Buea where I also minor in Arts.
OBEN Edwind Edet Sub- Director Charged with Education Matters/Field Staff
Am Ndzerem Stephen Njodzeka, a jurist, development analyst/manager, organizational development advisor and an environmental manager. Spent my first 15 years( 1970s) of my life in the poor rural setting in Kumbo where acute and inhumane poverty was the order of the day: -less than 3% of the population could meet the medical care resulting to rampant deaths; -less than 10% of population had dresses to wear; -more than 90% of people lived in jigger/ fleas infested dusty floors and thatched roofs and which most often than not leaked in the rainy seasons in majority of homes; -more than 85% of children moved barefooted and most often than not with feet flanked side wards due to too much jigger/ fleas, had shoes to wear, famine was yearly and enmeshed the entire community in less than four months after harvest; -95% of farming was poor peasant farming etc). This is the bleak and sad picture that, I grew up with and it was hard to be erased from my mind. But I was lucky my mum fully involved me as from the age of 4 whenever she was going out for her church groups that catered for the poor and sick. This equally opened my mind to the reality that extreme poverty was domitable. Notwithstanding the many prestigious and lucrative opportunities I had in my late 20s, I decided to help set SHUMAS-Cameroon in June 1996 to enable me reach many people in the poorest of the poor brackets, rather than thinking of self and lucrative jobs to benefit my immediate family. After setting, I have worked for SHUMAS for the last 23 years. In addition, I am a consultant to many local councils, church organizations and others. I have participated in many national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars as a participant, guest speaker and facilitator in many countries around the world. Before establishing SHUMAS, I worked as a teacher and as a legal advisor to many companies. I studied at numerous institutions in Cameroon (University of Yde) and the United States (State university of Colorado, State university of Illinois, University of California Berkeley). Have got two major objectives at the moment: (1) put in place a full scale sustainability strategy for SHUMAS, so that by 2025 SHUMAS can self-fund 40% of its budget; (2) strengthen the Board of Trustees(BOT) and mechanism to enhance entry and exit strategy of all BOT members and senior staff members to guarantee continuity.
I am Sanguv Simon Peter Fomonyuy. A development and project management expert with masters in sociology of population and development. I also have a diplomat in the following field: Diploma in Delivering Community Development, Diploma in political sciences, diploma in project management, diploma in strategic management: monitoring and evaluation, diploma in health studies, Diploma in Human health, health and Human Development, Certificate in Leadership Development. I have been working on development projects for the past 11 years, including one and a half years with SHUMAS. Since I joined the SHUMAS Organization I have served the organization in the following capacities; as the Project Manager, Project Coordinator, and presently as the Regional Coordinator for the SW and Littoral. It has been a pleasure working for a dynamic organization like SHUMAS together with the team bringing help and hope to people and communities in need.
My name is (Mrs.) Nyuykighan Billian. I am the Programmes Coordinator of SHUMAS- Cameroon. I hold a postgraduate diploma in sustainable agriculture, Community Development and Mobilization from ARI-Japan. Before joining development wagon with SHUMAS-Cameroon, I had worked as a banker in Cameroon. I attended primary school at Presbyterian School Nseh, secondary and High school at Christ the King College, Nso. I have also attended lots training workshops both internationally and nationally on related disciplines. I have been working for SHUMAS for 20 years in various positions of responsibility. I derived my pleasure from the impact SHUMAS works is making a difference in the different communities. I can not relent any effort to continuously work tirelessly to contribute to the great vision of the organization