Posted by admin on Sep 25, 2014
Meet CAMpreneur, VENATIUS NSI FON of CareersAndJobs4U
Hello people..It’s been a while since the last CAMpreneur and I excited about this one.. Why? because I think in as much as we tend to focus generally on criticizing our beloved country, there is hope and good things are happening in Cameroon. Some people are taking the initiative and making bold steps to make a difference. Here is to spreading positive vibes and good cheers…Enjoy! ..Meet the CAMpreneur behind the recently created CareersAndJobs4U.com Give us a brief introduction of yourself and what you currently do in Cameroon? My name is Venatius Tsi Fon originally from Mankon –Bamenda Cameroon. I completed my Ordinary and Advanced levels in St Pauls’ College Nkwen, and a graduate from Southampton Business School (Southampton Solent University) in the UK with an MA in marketing management, am also a qualified Chartered Marketer. I currently work as the Communications and Fundraising Advisor for an International NGO SOS Children’s Villages International. An NGO that looks after orphaned children in 135 countries in the world. I am in charge of communications and fundraising in west and central Africa, Managing 18 countries in the region. When and why did you leave Africa? Where did you travel to and for how long? I left Cameroon in 2001 just after the September 11 (911) attacks; I flew in to the UK two Months after these attacks. Then it was every young man’s dream to “FALL Bush” and I being an urban kid also had this dream in me, and I decided to move to Britain to chase the British dream ie if such a dream actually exists. I spent ten years in the UK studying for an undergraduate degree in marketing a master’s degree in marketing and the chartered marketing program CIM. I then used five years hustling. What motivated you to move back home after the time spent abroad? Was there a particular incident/circumstance that made you say “This is it!” I am going back home? Or was a gradual well thought out process? As a qualified chartered marketer with a master’s degree in marketing from a top business school in the UK I was only still getting jobs as either a cleaner or a security guard in a super market. Most people from Cameroon in the UK would do the CARE job i.e. working in the...