Fondacio in Cameroon since 2008

Fondacio Cameroon is a benevolent look at each man and at our common home, the Earth. We want to welcome each day so that it is truly incarnated in us, the vocation to which God our Father calls us by saying to each one: “Get up and become yourself”, with others and for the mission.

Origin of Fondacio in Cameroon

Invited by Fondacio Togo in July 2007 to experience the Togo Ville International Youth Forum, Christian Roger OBAMA , amazed by this highlight of Fondacio, will bring this experience of lay commitment in the Church and in the world to Cameroon. To this end, he will first meet his bishop, Bishop Adalbert NDSANA , to whom he will introduce the community while handing over the official documents, including the canonical statutes, among others. The reception was rather favorable because Mgr. will suggest after this exchange that he is open to any community initiative of the laity which respects the canons of the Church and takes care of the human person on the spiritual and human levels.

From May 23 to 25, 2008 in Akonolinga, in the presence of the parish priest of Notre Dame de Lourdes de Meyos, Abbé Apollinaire EBOGO , the very first pastoral team was formed and sent on mission by a team from the Africa Coordination who came to Cameroon for this purpose: Josiane Amouzou , Alexis KADANI and Prudence Lawson .

Today, Fondacio Cameroon is present in two parishes: Notre Dame de Lourdes parish in Akonolinga and Saint Marc de Soa parish in Yaoundé. It is being created in two other parishes in Yaoundé and in a Protestant parish.

Pastoral team

  • Christian Roger OBAMA, Country Manager
  • Arsène OBAM OBAM, second in charge
  • Sandrine Willie BOMBOU KEMBOUG, Member, CAF Youth Leader
  • Joël TCOUMI, Member, Head of CAF Couples and Families
  • Josiane Danielle TCHOUNGA TCHUIGOUA
  • François Nicaise SEDNA, member; Responsible for development and solidarity projects.
  • Laurent BEYENE, member, accounting and finance

Average income
$211 / month

Annual growth
+ 4.38% / year

24% pop.

human index
0.556 (151th)

Life expectancy
58 years old

Poverty situation
30% pop.

Our actions in Benin

Young CAF: Each year according to the possibilities, a time of evangelization for young people: (Christian Youth Week – SemJec) is organized

Camping “Faith through works”.

So faith, if not put to work, is dead. On the other hand, we will say: you have faith; I have the works. Show me your faith without works; I will show you faith by my works “Jc XNUMX: XNUMX-XNUMX

With IFF Europe Volunteers (“Tremplin” and “Open” courses)

  • Renovation of the Marian grotto in the parish of Notre Dame de Lourdes in Akonolinga in 2014 (65 young people involved)

Family immersion time and community prayer

Leisure for all

CAF Couples and Families training times: Training times for couples and families with the BARTH couple.

Fondacio in Cameroon

Christian Obama

Manager Of Fondacio In Cameroon

Fondacio, for me, is one of the graces that God has given to humanity. This grace is not only told, it is lived, and I live it every day in the fraternity lived with the members. What builds me and makes me an upright man is called FRIENDSHIP. At the heart of challenges and multiple commitments, I received and gave a lot. Today, I can easily speak in public and connect with others. This is something that I couldn't do ten years ago. In my thirst to discover the mystery of the Holy Scriptures, I was able to study theology and better understand what salvation is. I took this training thanks to Fondacio. What motivates me in my mission is above all the time I spend with young people, especially during large gatherings such as the SemJeC (Christian Youth Week) or the "FAITH THROUGH WORKS" campsite which takes place every year in Cameroon. These meetings are the ideal way, with the right tools from Fondacio, to help young people believe in themselves, in order to trigger, for themselves and by themselves, a better future. In 2014, I was very impressed by the visit of volunteers from the "Tremplin" and "Open" programs of the Fondacio "IFF Europe" Training Institute. These young volunteers were happy to connect with the world to provide answers, in their own way. The strength of their commitment to go into new and unknown territories has edified me to also follow the path of voluntary service among my brothers. "PUT A BENEVOLENT LOOK ON THE OTHER" This is the phrase that feeds my daily enthusiasm to serve. Open Fondacio Training Institute configuration options CONFIGURATION BLOCK CONSTRUCTOR Fondacio Training Institute IFF Africa wants to be a "talent revealer" at the service of a more humane world. MORE INFORMATION ON IFF AFRICA

Our projects in perspective

  • Christmas Ark Center (Laudato Si Center)
  • Evangelization caravan “Sounds and lights” (Training in songs and liturgical music, evangelization …)


Fondacio Cameroon:

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Economic context

Cameroon’s economy is the most diversified in the region. Agricultural and forestry activities, which represent 22.2% of GDP (2014), are based on both cash crops (cocoa, coffee, banana, oil palm, sugar cane, rubber) and food crops (plantain). , maize, cassava, etc.).

The secondary sector represents 30.1% of GDP. Hydrocarbons remain an important part of the economy. The industry covers various sectors (beverages, sugar, oil, soap, milling, aluminum, cement, metallurgy, primary wood processing). The services sector (47.8% of GDP) is dominated by transport (particularly ports), trade, mobile telephony and financial services.

Despite this diversification, most exports (80%) are based on unprocessed products. Trade flows with countries in the CEMAC zone represent only a small share of trade, and Cameroon alone accounts for 70% of CEMAC intra-community agricultural trade. Cameroon’s main trading partners are the EU, Nigeria and China.

Cameroon’s economic growth increased from around 2% in 2009 to 5.9% in 2015, 4.8% in 2016, 3.5% in 2017 and 3.8% in 2018 (estimated). Since 2010, average inflation has remained below 3%. Cameroon’s public debt fell from 9.7% of GDP in 2008 to 36.9% of GDP in 2018. Wishing to put Cameroon on the path to emergence by 2035, the authorities have launched a major project structuring program aimed at boosting the economy.