Since its creation, NDEF has worked with amazing individuals who have pledged their services for the proper functioning of the foundation at little or no pay. Key members of the Executive Bureau team include;
Stanley is an Engineer by profession but a humanitarian by heart. He serves as the Director of AOP, a multinational corporation doing a great job in the sustainable development of Africa. He also doubles as the Director of TCEC, another multinational corporation engaged in similar sustainable development projects in the Caribbeans. In the execution of his diverse roles across Africa, the Americas, Caribbean and Asia, he has come across thousands of underprivileged persons in need of just a little help to be able to secure a better future. His empathy for the needs of others fuels his passion for charity.
Ruth holds an HND In Management and is currently studying for her B.Sc. She spends most of her spare time volunteering her services where they are most needed in orphanages and care centers.
With a B.Sc. in Law, Yenla has devoted herself in the defense of the voiceless in many humanitarian organizations. She brings with her, her expertise in the domain of human rights and serves the foundation in providing legal advice and in the formulation of emancipation programs for the underprivileged.
My name is Amanda Edwards, and I am going into my fourth year at the University of Utah. My
major is Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations (QAMO) and I am pursuing a minor in
both Sociology and Music, as well as an Honors degree. I am passionate about social change and am
planning to pursue a career in Public Policy. As I have transitioned from a Violin Performance Major
to my current set of degrees, I have learned a lot through my diverse classes and opportunities that
have made me confident in my decision to pursue this career.
One thing that makes me unique is my diversity of experience. With the degrees I am pursuing, I
have experience in the arts, human behavior, social science, business, and analytics. With these
experiences, I have a variety of perspectives that help me to have a more holistic problem solving
approach. These perspectives also make me extremely adaptable to various workplaces, goals, and
people. Besides my educational experiences, I have been lucky enough to have had valuable
international experience. The most notable of these experiences is the month that I lived in Nepal this
past summer. I traveled to Nepal, by myself, and lived with a Nepalese woman. My purpose in going
there was to work with a program called Eternal Hope Nepal. This program focuses on helping
children in the lowest castes gain an education and make lives for themselves. I worked all day with
the children, teaching lessons and learning to make meaningful connections through a very
significant language barrier. While engaging with these children and families who had an income of
three to five dollars a week, I became passionate about doing everything that I can to find ways to
help those that are born into difficult circumstances. I believe that the best way for me to help is to
become involved in the political system, and use my skills to help put systems in place that work.
I approach everything I do with my very best effort. While I was preparing to be a professional
musician through high school and the beginning portion of college, I learned valuable lessons about
what it takes to make a difference. I learned how to nit pick and problem solve, and to put my heart
and soul into something. Most importantly I learned to do my best, and to learn from the moments
when I fell short. I believe that I can be an asset to Ndes Foundation.
Dr. Neh is a passionate, loving and caring Medical Doctor who has always had the calling for taking care of the underprivileged. Despite her tight schedule as a Medical Doctor, she always dedicates time to accompany the foundation in the design and implementation of health care related projects. Her insights and network are tremendously important in informing our project designs and outreach.
Njinwa K. Brenda
Njinwa K. Brenda is a holder of a B.A in Mass Communication with specialty in Journalism from the Advanced School of Mass Communication (ASMAC), Yaoundé- Cameroon, and a holder of M.A. in International Relations, specialized in International Communication and Public Action from IRIC, Yaounde, Cameroon. And exceptional Communication professional; she has impressive communication skills, with writing being her forte.
She is a Visionary, Critical thinker, with impressive elections management and administrative support experience.
She's that person who inspires change and brings life to your project or programmes through her sharp and unique approach to team work, creativity, passion and attention to detail. She's compassionate and loyal. Looking forward to working with someone with the aforementioned qualities? You found her!
Carine Endo Tajah
Vice Sec/ Edu Instructor
Carine Endo Tajah , born 9th August 1998. Currently a student in Biaca University Institute under the department of State Registered Midwifery. Mrs Endo shows a great dedication to care to others especially orphans. She is the vice secretary of Ndes Foundation and also an instructor in charge of education in Cameroon. She will be focusing more with the kids at the orphanages and also empowering young girls. According to Mrs Endo, “NOTHING IS MORE ALLURING THAN AN EMPOWERED WOMAN”.
Fidele is a Master student in International Business Administration at the Europa Universität Viadrina, Germany. He also holds a B.Sc. Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Buea, Cameroon. His commitments to humanitarian activities has always been shown alongside his educational achievements. With great affinity for figures (Financial Reporting) and charity activities, Fidele serves in keeping the financial records of the foundation clean.
Public Relations Officer
Marvin is a charismatic and animated speaker and a leader.He holds a MASTERS DEGREE IN MARKETING and he has worked with several organizations such as MAD Sarl ,RUSREX-CAM Sarl, CAMS DISTRIBUTION, NSIA GROUPE, ISEM-IBCG GROUPE,G.M.C S.A and PriVida CAMEROUN LTD where he has instrumental in developing and maintaining partnerships. These days, Marvin commits his services to building a positive image about the Foundation and establishes new partnerships and relationships with organizations and persons of goodwill.
Ndikum Terence Awasum
CHILD PROTECTION/ SAFEGUARDING Coordinator
Ndikum has over 15 years’ experience in implementing Children and Youth Safeguarding programs with both Local and International Non-Governmental Organizations. In his most recent role as the Child Protection in Emergency Coordinator (CPiE) with Plan International Cameroon, Ndikum has built a successful track record in brokering and maintaining strong and collaborative work relationships with a diverse set of child protection stakeholders, including with host governments. His work aptitudes and capabilities include strategic planning, results-based program design, planning for and management of large Children and Youth Safeguarding interventions. He has been able to work in challenging contexts and has led organizations in integrating both development and humanitarian portfolios. With his profound hands-on operational skills and experience in managing and leading child protection and Youth safeguarding programs, his motivation to volunteer his services and expertise with the NDES Foundation is grounded in the Foundation’s purpose and values, as he is looking to contributing to the realization of the Foundation’s ambitious strategy. His fluency in French, English and other Cameroonian local languages will come as a plus to the Foundation.
Chu Justus Kelly
Photo-videography & IT Instructor
Chu is trusted and reliable Information Technology and Photo-videography professional with over 10 years’ experience in the field. With an eye for details and passion for humanitarian work, Chu has dedicated his time to accompanying the foundation in all its outreach activities capturing the best moments shared with the underprivileged. In addition to his field work, he brings his hands-on experience and knowledge in Information Technology to tutor kids from the foundation’s partner institutions such as orphanages and institutions for the disabled on computer hardware, software and photo-videography. His deep understanding of child protection and safeguarding needs makes him a good fit for the foundation’s field work and interaction with the underprivileged.
NDES FOUNDATION LEGAL ADVISOR
Reaching out to the needy, the underdogs of the society is a passion Nelson ENYIH has nursed and nurtured for many years beginning in his early life after post graduate studies in law when he served as a social worker in the lone social security institution of his native Cameroon named National Social Insurance Fund.
Spanning a period of four years from 2006 through 2010, he catered for the retired during his work as Old Age and Anticipated Old Age Pension Assessor, victims of work/service accident as Industrial Risk Assesor as well as maternity and related family social security schemes.
He then moved to further serve his country, this time as a member of the judiciary after succesful training at the prestigoeus National School of Administration and Magistracy.
From 2014-2017 he served as State Prosecutor in the Mbam and Inoubou Administrative Division which host a Court of First Instance and a High Court. Charged with the supervision of criminal investigations, prosecution of criminal suspects while ensuring the proper application of the law was a delicate yet privileged position to strike a balance between the weak and strong of the society so the former don't get jungle justiced by the latter.
Since May 2017 he serves in double capacity as a judge in the Mundemba Court of First Instance and Ndian High Court where as arbiter of peace he continues within the confinds of his chambers and service oath to ensure the equality of citizens inter se before the law. Worthy of note is the role played by his office in shaping the future of young precarious citizens during legal causes like custody of children after divorce of their parents, adoption, rehabilitation of young offenders etc
It is therefore not by chance that he is member of the Board of Trustees.