PRESENTING THE “NA WE WE SPORTS JAMBOREE AMBASSADORS”
The NA-WE-WE Sports Jamboree is a summer holiday annual youth-led community initiative that aims at using sports and recreational activities to foster social cohesion, moral, civic, and entrepreneurial rearmament as well as healthy living between and among internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the North-West and South-West regions and host communities. The teams for this jamboree will consist of both displaced persons and host community members. This Second Edition will consist of 4 sporting tournaments in 4 disciplines; football (male and female), handball (female), basketball (male) and dancing (male and female respectively). Teams will constitute both displaced persons and host communities. It will engage over 500 athletes and reach out to over 3 million people including 5000 IDPs through in-person, mass and digital media engagements. The Jamboree will also serve as an opportunity to provide basic amenities to vulnerable community members, raise awareness on community issues, and showcasing of career opportunities, goods and services.
To amplify the impact of this Jamboree, the initiative is partnering with state institutions, influencers, diplomatic missions, corporate bodies, and development partners to show solidarity. Below in no particular order are the prominent Ambassadors of this second edition;
EYONG TARKANG ENOH
Enoh is Cameroon’s former professional footballer who played as a midfielder is one of the ‘‘NA WE WE SPORTS JAMBOREE’’ Ambassador. During the span of his career, Enoh has played for various clubs in many countries across the globe, including Cyprus, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Turkey, Cameroon and South Africa to name a few. As a member of the Cameroon national team, he participated in the 2010 and 2014 editions of the FIFA WORLD CUP as well as the 2010 and 2015 editions of the African Cup of Nations, reaching the quarter-finals of the former tournament. Remarkably, Enoh is a Christian who says ”Football is a pathway through which the Lord can use me reach people who look up to me in my country and people I meet through my career’’. We therefore are in awe to have him on board for this jamboree because we know he will bring great transformation in the lives of the IDPs, host community and everyone in attendance.
FADIMATOU IYAWA OUSMANOU
Fadimatou is the President of CNJC and is on board as one of the “NA WE WE SPORTS JAMBOREE” Ambassadors. She is a passionate vibrant youth who is part of the Forum of Young Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders of Africa, and has participated in several groups around the world. From the age of 25, this experienced young woman presides over the destinies of the CNJC for the period of her mandate. Her ambition to help young people break limitations barriers, while promoting patriotism, multiculturalism and living together is in line with the goals of the Jamboree. We are therefore thrilled to have her on board for this Jamboree.
Fonyuy Leonard popularly known by his stage name as Mr. Leo is also an ambassador of the ”NA WE WE SPORTS JAMBOREE”. He is one of Cameroon’s finest artist whose albums tremendously mapped the nation globally and his songs are aired in most Radio/TV stations in and out of Cameroon. Mr. Leo in 2016, received three awards at the Balafon Music Awards 2016 edition in Song of the Year, Revelation of the Year and Best Male Artist. He was nominated for the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in Lagos, Nigeria 2017 edition in the category of Best Male Central Africa. As part of his career, in March 2017 he became the brand ambassador of Itel Mobile in Cameroon. In 2022, Loyoc partnered with his Lionn Academy for Arts and Entertainment, to organize the first cohort of its music performance and music business training program. The goal of the project was to promote the socioeconomic integration of young people (especially women, IDP, and minorities) in arts and entertainment. Just to name a few. We are therefore very excited to have Mr. Leo on board as an Ambassador for this life transforming journey.
Jato, popularly known as the ‘‘Forest Girl’’ has joined the Jamboree as an Ambassador. Sonita is a young Cameroon artist who leads forest children who due to the socio-political crisis sought refuge in the forest and started singing/dancing as a way to relieve themselves from the trauma and make their voices heard. Dressed in banana leaves and using native instruments/guitar, Jato and group have been producing amazing songs. She was nominated as the African Children of the Year Award 2022 in South Africa, listed among the top under 40 achievers in Cameroon by AVICCOM GROUP 2021, she has a recognition from the Cameroon Career Women Awards 2022 in Belgium, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize 2022. Just to name a few. We are thereby convinced that her presence in this jamboree will be an incredible plus to fulfill the jamboree’s mission.
X-Maleya one of the finest group artists have joined the train as one of the Ambassadors of the “NA WE WE SPORTS JAMBOREE’’, 2nd edition. These childhood friends were able to combine their love of music and bond to grace the world with their musically fresh inspired lyrics . In 2013, they were nominated for the Trace Urban Music Awards in the category “Best African artist”. Quite naturally, we will find in their music this subtle mixture of songs in French, English and bassa on a background of hip hop, Bantu rhythms and sounds. This is the inclusiveness we are promoting through this sports Jamboree. We are hereby excited to work with this amazing group during this Jamboree.