In the framework of the International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every March 8 from 1975, FUNIBER has organized on the premises of the Foundation in Yaoundé (Cameroon) a round table entitled “Women in a changing world of work”
This year, the International Women’s Day has been dedicated to “Women in a changing world of work: toward a planet 50-50 in 2030”. This is the reason why FUNIBER has organized a day to highlight the importance of higher education among the women of Cameroon, in order for them to cope with and adapt to the changes and challenges that arise in the workplace.
The event counted with the participation of PhD. Mayemi, Specialist in Anatomy and Pathology of the Central Hospital of Youndé; Mrs. Balog, Teacher and Leader of a Women’s Association in Cameroon; Elodie Abatsong, Delegate of FUNIBER in Cameroon; and Sylvia Nemkam, Foundation’s Responsible for Admissions in the country.
The lecture was attended by more than 30 women who were able to get to know the work done by FUNIBER in the country, the FUNIBER’s Scholarship Program and the wide variety of Master’s degree, Specializations and Doctorates that the Foundation sponsors through the University Network in which collaborates.
On the other hand, FUNIBER’ representatives in Cameroon presented the methodology of distance learning (e-learning) that the Foundation promotes as a training modality that allows women to reconcile work, studies, and family life.
With this activity, FUNIBER highlights the importance of the women’s role in the evolution of society and countries, as well as the need to continue working for gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time in 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland, and in 1975, coinciding with the International Women’s Year, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared March 8 as the International Women’s Day.