Dr Solange Swiri Tumasang

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Dr Solange Swiri Tumasang is a Cameroonian, an educator, peace lecturer, social entrepreneur, leadership coach, gender and child protection advocate and philanthropist. She is the founder and General coordinator of the Network of women led CSOs in Cameroon (NEWOLEC) an organization regrouping over 100 women leaders of Organizations and has as objective the Socio-economic, professional and personal development of women. Through this network the lives of over 500 young girls have been impacted through empowerment initiatives and mentorship programmes. She is currently coordinating 50 women leaders who are mentoring young girls in the community on career choices, leadership, personal and professional development, entrepreneurship and community engagement

In 2020, she Dr. Tumasang Swiri Foundation which has been donating back to school material to over 1000 orphans and internally displaced children in Cameroon. Every year she organize Christmas parties for the vulnerable children in rural communities with her team. Last year she decided to embark on ending period poverty. Instead of donating sanitary pads, she has been teaching over 500 girls how to make sanitary pads. This initiative was carried out in Cameroon and also in Nigeria with a partner. She has empowered over 1000 women with skills to become resilient and end gender based violence.

Dr. Tumasang, also founded Kids for Kids Cameroon which is entirely dedicated to the welfare and protection of children. As part of her humanitarian gestures, she offers free medical consultations to vulnerable Cameroonians every year in domains such as physiotherapy, general medicine, cancer prevention etc. Her greatest initiative has been bringing together about 400 women in an awareness walk against breast cancer.

Dr. Tumasang has featured in both national and international media and blogs to address issues pertaining to women’s rights and advocate for better situations. She is an international conference presenter, published in scientific journals, reviewer, mentor, coach, peace lecturer with IWPG and HWPL, poet and mother. She is a recipient of many leadership awards like the winner of the WCRI grant, winner of the ECPR grant and winner of best female poet.

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