Vera is a trained teacher with great skills in leadership and capacity building. She also has great experience in computing (computer software, secretariat duty and documentation). With over four years of experience, Vera is the Coordinator of RuWCED-Ndop and is in charge of the office coordination and the supervision of our computer department. Also, she gives educational talks on hygiene and reproductive health to young girls within primary and secondary schools in Ngoketunjia Division.
Vera has as motor; “work as if there is no tomorrow”. And she feels great when she is the reason for someone’s smile.
Yvonne joined the RuWCED team in 2014. She is a seamstress and designer with extensive experience in Sewing and Dressmaking. At RuWCED, she is the head of the Sewing and Dressmaking Department. She trains our sewing students and sews dresses/uniform for primary and secondary school students, orphans and school drop-out children within Ndop. Yvonne has a great passion for vulnerable children and is committed to serving the rural communities using her talents. During her extra time, she likes farming, cooking and singing.
Julia is RuWCED’s first international volunteer from Germany. She joined our team since September 2014 and works with RuWCED-Ndop office for one year. At RuWCED, she educates girls on menstruation, hygiene, pad usage and safer sex. Also she teaches our students English and Sports, as well as German language to High school students of Government Bilingual High School Ndop. She founded a handcraft project under our sewing department. She intends to sell some of the handicraft products in Germany to support the needy girls with pads and improve our Center. Julia will be our Ambassador back in Germany after her days of voluntary service is over with RuWCED.
Helen joined our team in February 2015 as an International Volunteer from Germany. Prior to joining RuWCED, Helen spent a year in England where she took advanced courses in English and intercultural communication. She has a strong passion and commitment for girls’ education and economic empowerment. At RuWCED, she teaches English, computer and reproductive health education to adolescent girls in and out of the formal school. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching sports (handball and volleyball).
Tessa is one of RuWCED’s volunteers from the second generation from Germany. She and Nehle Finsel joined our team since the end of August 2015. At RuWCED, she gives computer lessons about basic knowledge and certain Microsoft Office Programs. In addition, she educates girls on menstruation, pad usage and hygiene, as well as the youth from secondary schools about contraceptives and STI’s. Moreover, Tessa teaches English Language at the Government Bilingual High School Mbeunkong.
Tessa intends to study social work at university in Germany with the focus on work with migrants and refugees.
Nehle is one of RuWCED’s volunteers from the second generation from Germany. She and Tessa Wilczoch joined our team since the end of August 2015. At RuWCED, she gives computer lessons about basic knowledge and certain Microsoft Office Programs. In addition, she educates girls on menstruation, pad usage and hygiene, as well as the youth from secondary schools about contraceptives and STI’s. Furthermore, Nehle teaches German Language at the Government Bilingual High School Ndop.
Back in Germany Nehle intends to study International Relations at university
Lea is one of RuWCED’s international volunteers from Germany. She and Laura joined our team since the beginning of September 2016. She is our third generation of German volunteers. At RuWCED she teaches Computer (Basic knowledge, Internet, Microsoft Office Powerpoint), French, supervision of team work and Reception and Communication. Sometimes she works with the Health Department in going out for Health Talks or free HIV screening. Besides she teaches German language at the Governmental Bilingual High School Ndop.
Lea’s Motto: Raise your voice for gender equality and the equality of state.
Loveline joined RuWCED is 2016 as the Lead Nurse responsible for our Sexual and reproductive Health Education and Rights Program. She is a State Registered nurse and works closely with our Peace Corps Volunteer in implementing our programs in the 13 villages of Ngoketunjia Division. Loveline loves educating rural youths and women on community health issues and has as motto, in God I trust.
Ryan is a Peace Corps Volunteer from the United States of America. He joined our team since November of 2016. At RuWCED, he works with our Lead Nurse, Loveline in the Health Department. Ryan and Loveline carry out free HIV screening and counselling in all the 13 villages of the three subdivisions in the Ngoketunjia Division of Cameroon. They also educate students about HIV and violence prevention, healthy relationships, and reproductive and sexual health. Ryan is passionate about gender equality and public health.
Ryan's motto: Do more of what you love.
Laura is one of our German volunteers. She and Lea started working at RuWCED since September 2016. Since then her main activities are in our Computer Department, where she teaches Excel and the basics of other Microsoft Office programs. Additionally she gives lessons in Information Management, Filing and Archiving, Activities’ Organization and English Language.
At times, she goes to health-talks with the health department staff and teaches children about pad usage and menstrual hygiene. Laura also teaches Mathematics at the Government Bilingual High School Ndop.
Before she worked with RuWCED, she spent one year in the USA in 2013/2014. When she goes back to Germany she will further her studies.