COMINSUD BIDS FAREWELL TO A TRUE AMBASSADOR AND BAOBAB OF VOLUNTEERING-MICHELLE HAIN

COMINSUD based International volunteer Michelle Hain has officially ended her volunteer activities in Cameroon. In the last four years, Michelle Hain VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) international volunteer placed in COMINSUD served as process facilitator to the organization, and rendered incredible service to COMINSUD as a development organization and Cameroon as a Nation. As backbone of the more women in council’s project, Michelle masterminded the yellow ribbon campaign of more women in council’s and voices of 100 women in the North West Region. She has also made significant contributions in the organization in other projects such as the Democracy and empowerment of women (DEW), Young Women Leadership program, The National Volunteering Program (N.V.) amongst others.

   After four years of tremendous efforts and incredible sacrifices as a volunteer, Michelle Hain was recognized as an epitome of a true volunteer in a send forth dinner ceremony organized by COMINSUD, which brought together partner organization’s, collaborators, government officials and friends on the 24th of January 2014 at luminous hotel Bamenda. Speaking at the event Michelle underscored the need for communities to render services for national development and appreciated the hospitality of North westerners which has been instrumental in facilitating her years of service. She also remarked that she will miss Cameroon and will continue to render service to the country even while she is away.

The Board chair person of COMINSUD Mrs. Chambi Julie and The Coordinator Mr. Fon Nsoh in singular speeches appreciated the role of Michelle Hain and her contribution to the organization and lauded her incredible sense of service and volunteering.

Ngong Mirabel communication officer for COMINSUD presented the activities and output of Michelle’s four years of service to the organization.

 The occasion was also characterized by traditional dances, songs and an arts presentation by La liberte arts group.

It should be noted that prior to this event, COMINSUD had organized a send forth picnic at saddle hill ranch in Bafut sub-division for Michelle a gathering which brought together some staff and board members to enjoy last moments with her. There was a production of a memoire booklet characterized by loving words and appreciation messages, as well as another send forth gathering organized by COMINSUD National Volunteers for Michelle.

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Community Initiative for Sustainable Development (COMINSUD) is an organisation dedicated to sustainable development in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. COMINSUDs main office is located in Ntarinkon but she works throughout the North West Region to improve the lives and livelihoods of Cameroonians. Focusing on projects and programs of democracy, women's empowerment and good governance, COMINSUD aims to work with rural communities towards a better and more sustainable future.