Monday, September 26, 2011

Giving Back: AMOM CHARITY's Sponsorship Drive...

"That best portion of a good man's life; his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love"...William Wordsworth (English Poet)

"Amom" in Lamnso means "Try". "Awamom" means..."Let's try".."Amomi"..means.."You are trying"...Hopefully you get the!

Amom Charity's Sponsorship drive for the 2012 academic year
"Did you know that with $105.00, you can sponsor an orphan or vulnerable child for 2012 academic year with books, tuition and health insurance all included?
There are over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children who cannot afford any form of education in the Bui and Donga Mantung Division in Cameroon.Vulnerable kids are either orphans or kids who have lost a parent to HIV/AIDS.

Our goal is to sponsor 100 children for the 2012 academic year.

As part of our effort to raise funds towards this cause, I am taking on a major first time challenge to skydive from over 10,000 feet in Tandem.

Please sponsor me by contributing towards this noble cause and also spread the word

Link to TO DONATE :

About Amom Charity

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows"..Sydney J. Harris

AMOM CHARITY is a registered international nonprofit organization. Amom's primary mission is to economically empower the people of rural Cameroon to meet with their daily challenges that require urgent intervention, provide solutions and measurable results through its Education programs. To advance this mission, programs and partnerships have been developed in educational Services to the Youth by providing services that support the following

Remedial reading and encouragement
Youth development
Recreation and sports
Need-based scholarship programs
Financial assistance management
Technical assistance to educational institutions in rural Cameroon

The Founder & Managing Director

Afowiri "Kitz" Fondzenyuy is a social entrepreneur and a finance professional. He obtained bachelors in Economics and Agribusiness from the University of Dschang in Cameroon and an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of St. Thomas in Houston -Texas. He also obtained a second Masters Degree in Finance from Tulane University in New - Orleans, Louisiana and certificates in Strategic Framework and Financial Stewardship for nonprofit/non-governmental organizations from the John. F. School of Government at Harvard University.

Kitz is the 2006 recipient of the Greater Houston Business Ethics Scholarship Award for his work on Amom Charity, loves people and travel. He believes that value can be added to humanity in our own little way by being public servants without public office.

Read about Amom Charity Board of Directors here

Amom Charity Enewsletter

Some Pics from Kitz' 2011 trip to Cameroon!


Contact Info
P. O. Box 220045 Charlotte, North Carolina 28222 USA
Tel: 1-888-767-0791
P. O. Box 5069 Bamenda, Northwest Region, Cameroon
Tel: +237-333-622-48
Amom Charity on Facebook

Ten thumbs up to Kitz!!!! You are doing amazing work worth emulating....Very noble & inspiring to say the least!

Please support this noble cause...To donate go to


Thursday, September 22, 2011

......THE LAND OF A 1000 HILLS.....

This is my first "Travel Experience" blog post.I just had to share my experience in " the land of a thousands hills"....Rwanda!!

I arrived Rwanda on August 12th 2011. It was probably my best immigration experience to date. With a pre-entry visa and $50 less than 10 minutes later I had a 30 day visa! The immigration officers were polite, courteous and very curious about my reason of entry. My response: To visit a friend..."Welcome to Rwanda.. Enjoy your stay.I hope you like our beautiful country ".I even learnt how to greet in the local language. "Kinyarwanda"......"...Bitey"..Response: "...Biza...". It turned about to be an activity packed 10 days!!

Please don't get me started on the "contritok matter" was shocked that the whole country of about 11 million speaks the same language!! The official language was recently changed from French to English. The president decided to align the country with East Africa. Talk about a radical and major change...especially in Education!!If you ask is sort of bilingual!!

During my stay I kept asking....What does Rwanda have? I did not get any convincing answers.."hmmm...a good part of the government's revenue is made from taxes", "Tea, Coffee", " ..hmmm...a bit of Tourism....the mountain Gorrilas..."

What impressed me about Kigali (and Rwanda as a whole!)

The organization & infrastructure: clean streets, good roads, nice buildings. The district with the state/gov't buildings is off the hook to say the least! Plastics bags are not allowed in Rwanda...You get a brown paper bag instead!!That partly explains the cleanliness of the streets!

Bike (aka bend skin, okada) drivers wear a coat with an ID number clearly marked. The bike driver and passenger wear helmets!!!

The building/construction Style...Q: Whats up with Zinc in Cameroon? hahaha! On a serious note though...I loved the building/construction style in Kigali..very modern and some houses still had the "African touch"....

The 3 hr ride to Gisenyi was very scenic..All soo familiar....the landscape....hills, tea plantations, pyramid shaped roff tops etc etc. (Trips to Bamenda, Buea??lol) .I really enjoyed my stay at Lake Kivu Serena Hotel..Customer Service,Check.Rooms,Check. Food, Check. Scenery. Check..Lake Kivu is the sixth largest lake in Africa!Lake big

I think despite the country's history i.e. the 1994 genocide, it is picking up quite well..atrracting returnees from left right and center, tourists, investors, expatriates..etc. Apparently it is the "Model for Africa" for some organizations..

Here is my picture story..Enjoy!


Houses, houses and more houses in K!

En route to Gisenyi

If you are thinking about an East African tour...add Rwanda to your list!!OK..Rwanda's unofficial tourism
Where Next? Kenya? Uganda? Tanzania?

TGIT - Thank God it's Thursday...Have a nice weekend.


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