Founders

 

Abong Ngranui-Fankam

Abong Fankam was born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa.  Abong is an ordained Deacon and Elder in her church and is currently a student at Union Presbyterian Seminary. In addition to her full time social work, she is a mother, Certified Christian Life Coach and secretary of the Cameroon Community in Charlotte.

Abong is a member of Toastmaster International and past vice president of public relations at Lake Norman Toastmaster. She received the 2005/2006 Lake Norman Toastmaster Rising Star Award. She is also a recipient of the 2007 Dorothy Height Excellence in Social Work award. In 2010 she was recognized as a "Link Leading Woman in Charlotte" by 107.9 The Link. She was recently featured in the 3rd edition of  "Who Is Who in Black Charlotte" magazine.

Abong's story revolves around children and families. A voice for the voiceless, she stands firmly to declare a message of hope, love and truth. Abong is a dedicated Christian and an inspiration to many who seek God's love. She has a special place in her heart for children. She sees a unique power in every child. She believes that each child is a light of the world, shining to God's glory.

In November 2007 and March 2010, Abong led the mission trips to the northwest region of Cameroon.

"Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:4-5

Abong was the 2012 recipipient of the Lowes/Pride Global outreach award. This was due to the work she does with AIDS orphans in Cameroon and also helping kids in Charlotte, NC.

On May 30th 2014, Abong was recognized as one of the 50 most influential women in Charlotte by Mecklenburg Times. She is the first African Woman in Charlotte to receive this award.

Contact Abong at AbongF@placeofhopescameroon.org.

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Yvonne Tiandem-Adamou

Yvonne Tiandem-Adamou, was born in Buea, in the Southwest region of Cameroon. She is a graduate of the University of Buea, where she obtained a bachelors degree in Law (LLB). She also attended Xavier University of Louisiana where she earned her Masters in Theology, (MTh).

Yvonne teaches at Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Charlotte, NC. She is a past president of the African American Ministry at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, and financial secretary of the Cameroonian Community of Charlotte. She is a wife and mother of four children.

"I am the one who corrects and disciplines everyone I love. Be diligent and turn from your indifference.” Revelation 3:19