Under the visionary leadership of Dr. Jean Christopher Chamcheu, POHOFI has been supporting urgently needed development issues, research, education, capacity building. We have been involved in expanding public knowledge and understanding of problems that plaque humanity in identified resource-limited communities and the vital role in maintaining good health, and raising awareness about the global devastating impact of suffering and extreme poverty. Since its creation following the founding of the POHOF in Cameroon we have been helping communities identify and putting in place a variety of strategies to increase their economic self-sufficiency, sustainable agricultural and farm input, nutrition and food security, environmental and public health awareness, education, vocational and skills training, special needs programs and women economic empowerment initiatives.
POHOFI is best known for its biennial grassroots events in Cameroon and is preparing grounds that can be leveraged to expand to communities in other developing nations around the globe. These are major events in the world of philanthropy, volunteerism and cheerful giving’s, attracting a global audience, distinguished, skilled and experienced workshop presenters at large. POHOFI members and partners in distinct countries bid to run the conference and projects, with the consequence that the conferences, seminars, symposium and workshops should rotate around the world to enhance capacity and change people’s life. A second best known grassroots events is the POHOFI International conference series that takes place after every alternate year. These conferences are themed to target the emerging issues that matter most. POHOFI members and partners in distinct countries bid to run the conference and projects, with the consequence that the conferences, seminars, symposium and workshops should rotate around the world to enhance capacity and change people’s life.
In late December 2012, POHOFI’s volunteering, empowerment and capacity building efforts landed its first international event, the First International Joint POHOFI – POHOFCAM Stakeholder and Policy Making Conference, held in the City of Kumba, Cameroon. This was officially recognized as the opening international event during which several declarations and policies on empowering development through volunteering, capacity building; care and support were adopted at this Conference. Several declarations and policies on empowering development through volunteerism, capacity building, care and support were adopted at this Conference. POHOFI supporters around the world especially from the United States, Germany, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Sweden, Norway, United Arab Emirate, South Korea, Togo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon, played an important part in the events in Cameroon which culminated in several recommendations and proposals (see publication and newsletter 1link here)
This groundbreaking event was and is still being echoed and discussed of during POHOFI BBQ events hosted by Mrs Celine Ninjeck in Madison, the activities post recognition in the United States and during subsequent international projects and meeting inception actions.
In 2013 and the past months POHOFI has been responding to changes in the world of volunteer-driven, team oriented efforts in empowering the eradication of suffering and extreme global poverty by positioning itself as a key leadership body for the development of giving, sustainability, community actions and building a more strategic character. Meanwhile, it remains a BOD organization, connected through its international membership to volunteering advocacy, support and relief interests at local grassroots levels worldwide.
Following the 2012 joint international stakeholder conference, in 2013 and the past few months of 2014, POHOFI has been responding to changes in the world of volunteer-driven, team oriented efforts in empowering the eradication of suffering and extreme global poverty by positioning itself as a key leadership body for the development of giving, sustainability, community actions and building a more strategic character. Meanwhile, it remains a BOD organization, connected through its international membership to volunteering advocacy, support and relief interests at local grassroots levels worldwide.
Since then, POHOFI has sponsored amongst others the groundbreaking scientist’s epidemiological, nutritional and food security survey studies. Post study outreach and stakeholder meetings in the communities resulted in the discovery of 30 villages of the East region of Cameroon in Africa and has been assisting others in advancing research into the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Cassava (Manihot Esculenta) related toxico-nutritional public health issues in communities where cassava forms their staple food. POHOFI’s winning Nutrition, food security, health education and training program, The National Powerman-Hope-Foundation-Network Nutrition-Food-Security and Education, Training, Outreach, Research and Development Program (NPN-ETORED), has also provided vital lessons aimed at preventing toxico-nutritional diseases. These workshops encouraged mixed crop farming and promote early intervention, nutritional education and the training on how to processing cyanide-free cassava products to participants from thirteen out of the 30 villages identified in the Eastern Region of Cameroon.
In the closing of the year 2013, POHOFI and its partners in Cameroon, POHOFCAM and PRUDHWERA incepted and carried out several new events and projects in several villages and towns within four regions in Cameroon. Most of these projects covered several aspects of our mission programs including the BriSOHEP, LOH, Elderly Health, Women Economic Empowerment Initiative, Vocational and Skills Training, Agriculture and Farm Input and Soccer projects as purported in the various areas of our projects.
We are indebted to the adaptability in response to political instability, wars, natural disaster, hunger and poverty, climate change and also encourage the long-term survival of the biodiversity and the protection of their local natural rainforest communities. For most of our programs see PROGRAM PROJECT AND CAMPAIGN PAGES