PRESS RELEASE – I AM CAMEROON MOVEMENT LAUNCHES IN THE U.S.A

By IAC Admin Date Wed 8th, Apr 2015, 11:39

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2015

I AM CAMEROON MOVEMENT LAUNCHES IN THE U.S.

Grassroots citizen engagement movement expands through the Diaspora

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Where does change begin? In Cameroon, a group of young people have taken ownership of their country’s future, declaring that change must begin with self.

The I Am Cameroon movement began two years ago with citizens passionate about change. The organization has now expanded to a grassroots civic engagement movement that works to inspire, educate and engage Cameroonians in the improvement of their country.

In the past two years, the movement has engaged more than 7,000 citizens across major cities in Cameroon. This April marks the official launch of the I Am Cameroon movement in the Diaspora, beginning with an event on April 18 in Washington, D.C., the home of a large Cameroonian Diaspora community. The launch, which is open to any interested party, will include speakers, discussion and the announcement of plans for expansion for 2015 and beyond.

Speakers for the I Am Cameroon launch include:
+ Sylvie Bello, Founder and CEO of the Cameroon American Council, a Washington, D.C., based leading African immigrant advocacy organization that builds capacity, relevance and visibility within African communities in the U.S.

+ David Saunders of the African Diaspora Market Place, an organization launched in 2009 by USAID and Western Union to encourage sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting African Diaspora entrepreneurs.

+ Gary Scotland, Senior Program Officer for Africa at the Small Enterprise Assistance Funds, a global investment firm focused on providing growth capital and operational support to businesses in emerging markets and those underserved by traditional sources of capital.

“The journey to a bright future for Cameroon will be long and treacherous,” said Arrey Obenson, Founder of I Am Cameroon. “But with a clear vision, a unified mission and determination, we, the people will succeed.”

About I Am Cameroon

I Am Cameroon is a grassroots civic engagement movement that works to inspire, educate and engage Cameroonians in the improvement of their country.

Mission: To create a better future for Cameroon by engaging Cameroonians to accept responsibility for their country.

Vision: A Cameroon in which every citizen has ownership of the development of the country