Women's Promotion and Assistance Association (WOPA) is a women's organisation created in 2001 whose mission is to improve the quality of life for women, young girls and children.
We believe education and training are the keys to eradicating poverty and disease and for building political stability and peace.
To assist those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
To combat trafficking of persons (women and children)
To provide vocational skills for women and youth
To provide scholarships and social support to orphans, the poor and young girls (often school drop-outs) to allow them to continue their educational pursuits
In 2001, after observing the staggering number of women and youth living in extreme poverty, without the resources and education to face the loads of family life, of whom were increasingly becoming vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, five local women formed the modest organisation termed Women's Promotion and Assistance Association (WOPA).
The primary goals of WOPA are to care and support those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, eradicate poverty, increase self-sufficiency, educate poor women, orphan children and young girls, and mobilize and support women's groups.
Who We Are :
Mrs. Veronique Folack Sijou
President & Founder
Mrs. Folack S. has 15 years experience in administration, accounting and finance. Mrs. Folack S. has a diploma of BAE from the Institut d'administration des entreprises and studied at the Universite de Douala and the Institut superieur d'etudes comptables of Aix-en - Provence - France.
Previously, she worked as Chief of Accounting and Financial Affairs at Institut de recherches africain pour le developement. She is member of Envirep
(Environment and Resources Protection), a Co-Founder of NORHA (Network of Associations Responding to HIV/AIDS).
Mrs. Bertine Tchana
Mrs. Tchana is
Director of Satcha Enterprise and is a member of many associations.
Mrs. Delacote is a
High Officer of the Former BIAO Bank and is a teacher of French studies at GTC Limbe.
Miss Nsah Immaculate Cheche
Madziefe Marie Rose
Miss Madziefe received her
education diploma at Moray House College in the United Kingdom and is a teacher of English studies at GBHS Limbe.
Mrs Florence Achale Forbin
Miss Nadin Doudou Polle
Public Relations Officer
Mrs. Jeannette Fossouo
Mrs. Fossouo has a diploma from the Nurse's School of Foumban. She works in familly planing service at "Cite Verte'' Hospital in Yaounde, with more than 15 years experience in health reproduction, family planing, and caring for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Dr. Sylvie Tamufe Taku
Dr. Taku is a Gastrointestinal Specialist working in the Cebec Hospital, Bonaberi, Douala.
Dr. Wildfried Akam
Dr. Akam is the Coordinator for the Center of Prevention and Voluntary Screening of HIV/AIDS at the General Hospital Limbe.
Mrs. Meboka Catherine
Mrs. Meboka Catherine is the former Mayor of the Limbe Urban Council and is the Deputy at the National Assembly.
Mrs. Mary Teh
Mrs. Teh has over 10 years experience in management of community development programs and training women's groups.
African Women Development Fund (AWDF) GHANA - www.awdf.org
Bonded Labour in Netherlands (BlinN) Oxfam / Novib - www.blinN.nl
Dynamic Data Design - Boston, USA - http://www.dynamic-data.net
Environment and Resources Protection (ENVIREP - Cameroon)
Global Fund for women -USA - www.globalfundforwomen.org
ROCAME (Réseau des ONG de Campo Maan et environs)
Seattle-Limbe Sisters Association - Seattle, USA - www.seattle-limbesistersassociations.org
Uturn Concepts -USA - www.uturnconcepts.com