Thanks to the financial gifts of generous souls who answered our call, the support of Pastors as well as the one from the Regisseur of the Main Prison in Yaoundé, we were able to bless inmates in Cameroon this past January 2017.
Grâce aux dons financiers d'âmes généreuses qui ont répondu à notre appel, au soutien des pasteurs ainsi qu'à celui du Regisseur de la Principauté de Yaoundé, nous avons pu bénir les détenus au Cameroun ce mois de janvier 2017.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a renowned Nigerian novelist was born in Nigeria in 1977. She grew up in the university town of Nsukka, Enugu State where she attended primary and secondary schools, and briefly studied Medicine and Pharmacy. She then moved to the United States to attend college, graduating summa cum laude from Eastern Connecticut State University with a major in Communication and a minor in Political Science. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins and a Masters degree in African Studies from Yale University. She was a 2005-2006 Hodder Fellow at Princeton, where she taught introductory fiction. Chimamanda is the author of Half of a Yellow Sun, which won the 2007 Orange Prize For Fiction; and Purple Hibiscus, which won the 2005 Best First Book Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the 2004 Debut Fiction Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2009, her collection of short stories, The Thing around Your Neck was published. She was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker and was recently the guest speaker at the 2012 annual commonwealth lecture. She featured in the April 2012 edition of Time Magazine, celebrated as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She currently divides her time between the United States and Nigeria. (Source: TEDxEuston)
Thank you to everyone who shared our blog's post announcingthe first edition of our competition, particularly those who entered the competition. The International Women's Day is a special one for many men and women who aspire to see girls and women reaching out their full potential. If you're reading this blog's post, there is no doubt you're one of them. This competition stemmed from our founder's desire to promote women's economic empowerment as an EW's Champion for Change.
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