Embassy Donates 40 Books to Women journalists

(From left to right) DCM Gregory Thome, Jeanine Fankam, Cathy Koum , Pélagie Ngo’nana, Bouba Monglo and a view  of the books
(From left to right) DCM Gregory Thome, Jeanine Fankam, Cathy Koum , Pélagie Ngo’nana, Bouba Monglo and a view of the books. [USEYde Photo]
On March 15, the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé  donated three dozens of Nouveaux Horizons books to JAFEC (journalistes d ’action et femmes de Coeur”,  a female  journalist association created in 2008. Deputy Chief of Mission Gregory Thome chaired the ceremony and congratulated the association for its efforts in promoting professionalism and women journalists. The donation falls within the framework of the celebration of International Women’s Day. JAFEC’s president Jeannine Fankam was accompanied by two other members Cathy Nkoum and Pelagie Ngo’nana. In her presentation Jeanine Fankam said that the association objectives are to upgrade the skills of female journalists and advocate for more women at managerial level in newsrooms.  She thanked to United States Embassy for constant support to JAFEC through training and providing access to ICT. Last year, the Embassy in partnership with JAFEC trained fifty female journalists on political reporting in Douala and Yaounde.  Promoting the empowerment of women is one of the United States of America’s highest foreign policy priorities.