Introducing myself and my journal: Raising the voice of abused children in Cameroon

Posted April 27, 2010 from Cameroon

About Me:Neba Petra Lum: Lum is a young woman in her 20s, an undergraduate law student. She had her future all mapped out to be a lawyer or a teacher after her first degree. After enrolling into the faculty of law at the Douala University for a year, she dropped due to lack of finances. Lum began working for Adele Reproductive Health Foundation on HIV/AIDS as volunteer intern in February 23 2009 and is now the Health Coordinator for the organization. She has extensive experience working with vulnerable children and orphans of HIV and AIDS-orphans in underserved communitie. She has always been involved with youth activities related to HIV/AIDS and education in Bafut, where she has volunteered to teach and counsel her peers. She is also a staunch advocate of women’s rights and believes in the potential women have to become the solution of tomorrow. Lum graduated from Longla Comprehensive College with advanced certificate in History, and a concentration in philosophy. Lum use plays and skits to advocate HIV/AIDS issues and use that as a tool for fundraising.

My Passions:to lead abused girls to global forums to express their issues

My Challenges:acquiring the skills I need to accomplish my task

My Vision for the Future:To see equal opportunities for all including young women in underserved communities

My Areas of Expertise:I have extensive experience working with abused children and orphans of HIV and AIDS-orphans in underserved communities.

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  • Ayamba Fidelis Winiman
    Apr 27, 2010
    Apr 27, 2010

    Hi Lum, You and your Organization are doing a grate job to help these children.Keep it up and save Africa and the world in general. Best Regard Ayamba

  • icyscartlet
    Apr 27, 2010
    Apr 27, 2010

    am very grateful for your comments in short am happy they are people out there who appreciates. I entreat you to spread the information about my project to your peers and to volunteers who can donate to relieve these children.

    Best regard Lum

  • Zoneziwoh Mbondgulo-Wondieh
    May 01, 2010
    May 01, 2010

    My dear Lum, I am glad to meet a Cameroonian sister here, I read from your profile, you say you are based in Dla, few hours drive to Buea where I am residing now. I am also very proud of your courage in advocating against GBV , VAW and Children. keep up the good work. we keep in touch. together we stand! my blessing Zoneziwoh

  • Maria Howe
    May 14, 2010
    May 14, 2010


    It's exciting to have you here and to learn a bit about you. We all get a little more empowered when more voices join the choir! Please feel free to share your thoughts, stories and encouragement. Hopefully you enjoy becoming a part of this global community.

    Your HIV/AIDS work is vital. Thank you for all your hard work! I look forward to seeing more of you online and hearing more of your voice.

    Listen. Engage. Have Fun!

    Regards, Maria