About NAF – History
Pa Nkemnji Achenjang was born about 1919 into the family of Mbe Nkemnji Fonjia and O’Belanka Nkemnji in Fontem, Cameroon. He grew up in the village until the age of 18 when he left for Buea and later to Muyuka. Between 1935 and 1940, Pa made several business trips to Calabar, Nigeria in the company of Pa Augusi Amin, his elder brother, and their cousin Nkemzisuh. Pa Nkemnji made an extended vacation and pleasure trip to Europe and the USA in 1999. Pa Nkemnji was married in 1945 to Agnes Efuet and migrated to work for the Cameroon Development Corporation, CDC. In 1958, Pa left Mile 29, at his father’s request and returned to Fontem. Pa fell seriously sick, and remained bedridden for several months in 1960. He was baptized into the Catholic faith in 1960. His father, Pa Nkemnji Fonjia died 18 August 1970. He succeeded his father in December 1971. In 2003, Pa undertook the Rite of Adult Christian Initiation at the Catholic Missions and later renewed marriage vows in the Catholic Church. He was called to rest by the Almighty on Sunday, 30 January 2005.
The Nkemnji Achenjang Foundation, NAF, is launched with the intention that through its activities, NAF can keep alive Pa’s legacy of loving, caring, advocacy and stewardship. Pa ever submitted his difficulties, perplexities, and disappointments to the Lord. He was never embittered nor surprise at the ordeals that came to test him. He remained a symbol of peace and hospitality beyond measure; all smiles and humorous. Pa was
a rare gem and his load on this earth never broke him down because of the way he carried it. We are inspired by his examples to always get better rather than bitter.
Your father in his old age, do not grieve him during his life. Even if his mind should fail, show him sympathy, do not despise him in your health and strength; for kindness to a father shall not be forgotten but will serve as reparation for your sins… Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 3:1-7, 12-14
We greatly appreciate your willingness and desire to consider the charitable effort of reaching to the very needy and underprivileged in a developing African nation. Fundamentally, we provide donations that must be distributed free of charge to each and every eventual recipient through Schools and local councils, churches and traditional communities, Medical facilities: clinics, health centers, and hospitals, depending on the size and weight of the donated items. We network with the donor organization and our local partners to send the items through hand or accompanied luggage or through freighting and shipping.
The mission of NAF is two-fold: The foundation is committed to fostering the ideals of Pa Nkemnji Achenjang through charitable works. The foundation is also committed to spreading and teaching the ideals of love and generosity through workshops, research, lectures, publications, and community outreach programs.
The purpose of the NAF Scholarship and Educational Assistant Fund is to encourage and support talented students in need to pursue careers in the arts and sciences. We accomplish this through scholarships awarded to qualified students who would otherwise not be able to pay for all or part of their educational expenses. Our scholarship recipients are selected on both financial need and a merit-based approach. Successful candidates must meet be committed to the values and legacy of community service.
Our program awards scholarships in three categories – One-Year Scholarships, Four-Year Scholarships, and NAF Relative Scholarships. Applicants fill out one application that will be used to consider candidates for any of the categories. Applicants should indicate on the application which category (or categories) they wish to be considered for, provided that they meet the requirements for that category. General requirements for all NAF scholarships are specified on the “Scholarship Selection Criteria” sheet of the application.
Scholarships One-year or four-year scholarships are awarded to full-time students progressing towards a degree or certification in an eligible program. Candidates must meet requirements to be considered for scholarship renewal after the first year award.
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
Applicants interested in consideration for a scholarship award should write a letter of application or complete the application forms and may submit them either by regular mail or by email. Applications must include all items identified on the “Scholarship Selection Criteria”. Applications are received throughout the academic year. NAF is not responsible for missing applications. Decisions by NAF Scholarship committee are final, except where more compelling documentation is provided.
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Mail: NAF Scholarships P.O Box 517 Tiko, Cameroon
Other Mail: Hand Delivery Completed application to NAF representative
- The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student in any academic institution in Cameroon.
- The candidate must have a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- The candidate must submit an official transcript.
- The candidate must complete a typed, double-spaced essay, not to exceed 500 words, addressing the following:
- Why you are pursuing a career in the chosen field
- Your understanding of NAF and how involvement with this organization will help you to achieve your academic/professional aspirations and objectives
- What distinguishes you from other candidates?
- The candidate must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a school teacher or faculty member, supervisor, members of the clergy, or employer
- The recipient must show proof of need and academic potential.
- The candidate must submit a formal application for consideration.
- Please fill out all applicable fields to complete the forms.
- The application package must be received by NAF in time for the school year
Download form HERE! NAF Scholarship Application