"I am originally from Mali, my husband Georges is from Cameroon. I have 4 children ( ranging from toddler to teenager). I hold a degree in Medical Biological and Business Administration. In addition to the AGAPE center, I also run a play center in Douala. I have lived in different countries out of Africa, but I have always had the passion to be helpful to my continent and the world. I have always been concerned about the living conditions of children around me. For instance, my house has always been full with children. Seeing children in the street, mistreated or in vulnerable conditions makes me feel very bad. This is actually one of the reasons which motivated me to initiate the AGAPE Project. My strong faith in God is what gave me the strength to start the project and drive it. My dream is see our AGAPE children becoming balanced, happy and successful people in the future. I hope they will all have a decent job and a balanced family one day. I feel so much joy not seeing them in the streets anymore working or begging under the sun or the rain; but going to school, eating, playing and learning like any other children of their own age! I highly plead with everyone to keep giving and sharing love the way they can in order to change lives and our world to a better one step at the time. AGAPE has made me encounter many humbling and extraordinary situations and people. Thank you on my behalf and on behalf every AGAPE child for sharing your time, talents, advices, hardly earned money and love to make AGAPE possible. Be simply blessed!"
I am a Cameroonian and was born in Lagos Nigeria.I hold a degree in Medical Laboratory Science and also own a restaurant in the city of Douala where I reside. I have been working and supporting the less privileged (street children and orphans).
I joined the Agape Center because I have so much passion in helping the underprivileged ones and I see it as an orderly way of helping them.Orderly in the sense that these children will grow normally in a right environment, they can grow up and also have the same opportunities as their peers in other parts of the world. I am a Christian and married with four children.
My name is Patricia Tope. I was born and raised in a typical Cameroonian extended family, the youngest of five children.
The religious foundation which I got earlier on has been an important part of my life. I am married and a proud mother of 3 wonderful kids aged, 11, 7, and 6 years old. I have over 16 years working experience in various fields ranging from aviation, telecommunications, wood trading and most recently, mining and consulting services in the oil industry. I am the Executive Director of Kimmart Group.
I am one of six members in my Parish heading the CARITAS group working with the underprivileged and the poor in my community at the Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Parish Douala.
When Adama approached me about setting up a center for street children, I saw it as an opportunity to give back and make a difference in the children's lives.
Adama told me her vision to help get these kids off the streets by offering the possibility of getting an education or learning a trade, while providing them a hot meal a day, medical treatment in case of illness and a place where they can do their homework under supervision. She was already working with 2 amazing ladies who had been working with street kids for years though not under a known structure.
I am happy to be on this project and I wish every street child will have a home to support their growth and make them better people in the society. Children are our future, let us work in unity to give them a brighter future.
I am Rosalind Tubman Brown a native of Liberia and I consider Cameroon my second home. I hold a graduate degree in International Education specializing in Development and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance. Currently I work in the Financial Services Industry. I am married with 2 children.
"Children are a heritage from the Lord" Psalm 127:3 I believe that every child is full of potential and that despite the cards they are dealt, with help and God's grace, they can push through their ceilings and succeed. This is why I joined the AGAPE team.
AGAPE aims to create an environment that refocuses street kids and gives them the opportunity to be "kids", to be nurtured, to know God, to learn, to dream and to realize their dream. Bringing hope where there is no hope.
Join us to contribute to the development of Cameroon and develop future leaders. "Train us the child in the way that he should grow and when he is old he will not depart from it" Proverb 22:6