Vibrant Cameroonian youth leader leader Ndansi Elvis is poised to make the nation proud when he jets to the United States of America for the inaugural President Obama Foundation Scholars Programme.
He is one of twelve pioneer cohorts from across globe selected to participate in a year-long program to promote civic engagement and improve public policy.
Ndansi Elvis, founder of the Unite for Health Foundation hopes to take the connections and skills acquired
during the program and apply them for the benefit of local communities in Cameroon.
It is in this light that he held a press conference on Saturday in Yaounde to throw light on the activities of the program and what the nation stands to benefit from the skills he will acquire.
“Scholars will participate in a required course, which will run for the length of the academic year, as well as be able to select a few courses offered by Columbia University that are relevant to their specific field or values-based leadership, or that fill in gaps in their previous studies.
The program will also take advantage of the unique opportunities for engagement that come with being at one of the world’s most important centers of research and with being in the City of New York.
Who is Ndansi Elvis?
Ndansi Elvis, a motivational speaker and coach to many young Cameroonians has always been in the leadership spotlight in his brilliant and illustrious career.
In 2016, he was one of 24 youths selected by US government to represent Cameroonat the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders(YALI) – a brainchild initiative of President Obama to groom young Africans who have voluntarily led positive change in their communities.
He is founder and president of the local NGO, Unite for Health Foundation, which assists Cameroonians to access health care through the opening of micro-clinics: with focus on reducing maternal and child mortality in Cameroon.
He is equally active in the political life of his country as he once served as national youth leader of the National Union for Democracy and Progress NUDP party.
His courage to run for municipal end legislative elections in 2007 and 2012 respectively served as a wake up call to many youths to actively get involved in the nation’s political life.