Posted By IRepCamer on Jul 9, 2015 | 4 comments

Hello people…One of ours was recently named as one of the 2015 MILEAD…Why is this a big deal?  First of… It is about Women so I’ll shout it loud ’cause the more women leaders we have the better off our darling country & continent will be..And this young lady who is an aspiring educator, a  blogger, social entrepreneur, Chevening scholar and prolific writer among many other things finally got her chance to participate in this program among Africa’s finest & outstanding emerging young women leaders this July.

Here’s the 411..

Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa
 proudly announces the 2015 MILEAD
(Moremi Initiative Leadership and Empowerment Development) Fellows
. This new
cohort of MILEAD Fellows represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders
with the courage and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa. The
Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process and criteria
based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service
accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women in Africa.


She loves head gear..Enough said  

Ms. Monique Kwachou’s selection to the MILEAD Fellowship is a
testament to her remarkable track record as an influential young woman leader.  A Writer and Youth Advocate, she has also
developed a career in Gender and Education.  Monique founded Better Breed Cameroon (BBCam) which has developed into a notable agency for
Cameroonian youth philanthropy. BBCam supports investments in youth development
and empowerment through mentoring programs and bursaries for university
students.   As a Writer and
Blogger, she has  published a poetry  collection and  several
short  stories  in
international  anthologies,  including
the Caine Prize for African Writing Anthology (2011) and the FEMRITE
Uganda collection of African Women’s Writing. Follow her work at moniquemusings.blogspot.com and betterbreedcameroon.wordpress.com. She is
an alumnus of Chimamanda Adichie’s Farafina Writers’ Workshop (2012) and presently
serves as the national Public Relations Officer for the Anglophone Cameroon
Writers Association. Monique  is  pursuing  an MA
in  Education,  Gender
and  International  Development
at  the  Institute
of  Education, London  as   a
Chevening Scholar.

THE 2015 MILEAD FELLOWS                                                                                                                            

The 2015 MILEAD
Fellows represent a truly Pan-African diversity. Representing twenty-four
African countries and the Diaspora, the 2015 Fellows bring highly diverse
socio-political backgrounds combined with multi-disciplinary academic and
professional experiences and aspirations. The Fellows are between the ages of
19 and 25, but are already actively leading change on pertinent issues at all
levels- from entrepreneurship, economic
justice and women’s health, to political participation, environmental innovations
and gender justice. 
They are a new generation of African women leaders ready
to provide the bold and inspirational leadership needed to lift Africa to its
rightful place on the global stage. Here are the honoured 2015 Fellows:

Ms. Yasmine Bouguerche [Algeria/ Egypt]

Ms. Refilwe Kerekang [Botswana]

Ms. Véronique A. Tonoukouen [Benin]

Ms. Erica Matasi Gateka

Ms. Monique Tangah Kwachou [Cameroon]

Ms. Betel Bekele Birhanu [Ethiopia]

Ms. Haddy Jonga [Gambia]

Ms. Baaba Gyakyewa Jackson [Ghana]

Ms. Edem Doreen Asimadu [Ghana]

Ms. Stephanie Musho Agengo [Kenya]

Ms. Sianeh
Farwenee [Liberia/ Mozambique]

Ms. Marriam Lally [Malawi]

Ms. Chilera Chifundo [Malawi]

Ms. Agaichatou Dicko [Mali]

Ms. Mary Temiloluwa Ajayi [Nigeria]

Ms. Zeinabou Moussa  Kaka [Niger]

Ms. Davephine Tholley [Sierra

Ms. Elizabeth Achu Jervase [South Sudan]

Ms. Canthar May Ntuli [South Africa]

Ms. Rowan Faisal [Sudan]

Ms. Dorothy Mrema [Tanzania]

Ms. Winnie Nansumba  [Uganda]

Ms. Bumba Malambo [Zambia]

Ms. Florence Takaedesa [USA/Zimbabwe]

Ms. Mary C. Namagambe [Denmark/ Uganda]

Ms. Monica
Habia- [Ghana/USA]

@ Africa Writes in London

From over 3,020 applications from 44 countries, the
newly selected Fellows will become part of the growing MILEAD community of a powerful
Pan-African network of change
makers- a new generation of young African leaders. We acknowledge all the
unsuccessful applicants for their transformational work and sacrifices, often
under extremely difficult circumstances. Although only 26 candidates could be
selected, we truly admire the courage and commitment of all of these leaders.
We look forward to collaborating with all applicants through other platforms
and future programs as we strive to create opportunities and attain dignity and
justice for women on our great continent.


The MILEAD Fellows
will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the 2015 MILEAD Leadership
Institute- a three-week intensive training program- which will be hosted by the
Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. The Institute will
serve as a platform for Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a
broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences necessary to occupy
and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues
critical to African women and their communities. In addition to knowledge
building lectures, skills-training workshops, teambuilding activities, role
plays and other interactive activities, Fellows will be mentored by experienced
and accomplished women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing
the next generation of African women leaders.


The MILEAD Fellows Program is
a uniquely designed initiative committed to the long-term leadership
development and promotion of Africa’s most promising young women leaders.
Fellows go through a yearlong training and mentoring program, designed to build
skills, strengthen networks, and support women’s leadership on critical issues.
Over the course of the year, the selected Fellows progress through three
phases.  The first identifies and prepares
Fellows through leadership development, networking, mentoring, and
training.  The second promotes the
visibility and accomplishments of Fellows through media coverage and
networking.  The third phase supports
Fellows through career planning, management, and access to opportunities and
resources. Each Fellow will initiate and lead a community change (MiCHANGE)
project on a critical issue of importance to their community or African women
as a whole. Moreover, Fellows will benefit from a lifelong solidarity and
support through the MILEAD Network.

Chevening Scholar Reppin’ 237
Yayy…I got the scholarship..lol


Founded in 2004, The Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa
strives to engage, inspire, and equip young women and girls to become the next
generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs, and change
agents- leaders who can transform and change institutions that legitimize and
perpetuate injustices and discrimination against women. We firmly believe that
the full and active participation of women in leadership is a pre-requisite for
positive change and development in Africa, and addresses the current problem of
leadership imbalances. With offices in Ghana and the United States and
operating across Africa, Moremi engages,
inspires and equips a new generation of African women leaders.

For more information about the Moremi Initiative, please visit their website here

Camer MILEAD Fellows. Check #Moremi237 for tweets from this chat
2015 MILEAD Fellow with Lily Haritu-Chi, 2013 MILEAD Fellow & Chevening Scholar

Thumbs up to Monique. I can’t wait to feature updates from this year’s Ghana session. Keep flying the 237 flag very high. To follow Monique’s activities check her blog here, Better Breed site here & Facebook page.

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