• Children Perform Rites Ceremony
  • Njang Wo NewJersey
  • Container Arrives Nso Palace
  • Container Offloading at Kumbo Palace
  • Orphan School Supplies
  • Minnesota Chapter In Bloomington
  • Ntchum
  • Nton Mbii DC 2014
  • Menang Wo DC
  • Kikum Wo NJ
  • Donated Art 2
  • Chicago Njang
  • Minnesota Mbaya Dance
  • Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

    BFU-USA children process in a symbolic presentation of a Tradition Rites ceremony during the 2014 BFU-USA National Convention...
  • Njang Wo New Jersey

    The New Jersey Chapter of BFU-USA performing Njang, one of their signature dance performances, at the 2014 BFU-USA National Convention ...
  • MedShare-NSODA-BFU-USA Collaboration

    BFU-USA collaborated with MedShare Inc. and NSODA to successfully deliver $500,000 worth of medical supplies to health centers in Bui ...
  • Bui Community Receives Medical Supplies

    The Bui community came out in numbers to receive and help offload the medical supplies container...
  • KUDOC-BFU-USA Collaboration

    Collaboration between BFU-USA and KUDOC led to the identification and successful delivery of school supplies to orphans in Bui...
  • In Our Minnesota Community

    The Minnesota Chapter of BFU-USA presented a performance and held workshops for kids to promote Bui Culture at the 5th Annual Global Celebration sponsored by the Bloomington Minnesota City Council on June 16th, 2012...
  • Our Musical Instruments

    This small hollow drum is just like the piccolo snare drum in an orchestra and is commonly used in traditional dances and music...Read More
  • Nton Masquerade

    Nton masquerade made a rear appearance at the 2014 BFU-USA National Convention in Washington DC...
  • "Menang" Masquerade Dancers

    Washington DC Metro Chapter "Menang" masquerade dancers. The picture shows "Kam Menang" (captain) on the left and right and "Menang" (dancers) in the middle...
  • "Kikum" Masquerade Dancers

    New Jersey Chapter "Kikum" masquerade dancers performing at the 24th Annual BFU-USA National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Come see them at the 25th Annual National Convention in New Jersey, July 25th - July 28th 2013...
  • Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

    BFU-USA collaborated with the Fondoms of Nso and Oku to donate several pieces of art to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC. The donations are currently being reviewed by the Smithsonian...Read More
  • Living Our Cultural Heritage

    The Chicago Chapter of BFU-USA performing during the Cultural Evening at the 24th Annual BFU-USA Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. BFU-USA provides grants for chapters to acquire instruments and become proficient in at least one cultural dance performance...
  • "Mbaya" Dance

    The Minnesota Chapter of BFU-USA performing a very acrobatic rendition of the "Mbaya" dance at the 24th Annual BFU-USA Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota...
  • Convention 2016 Program

    Thursday July 21st

    • 17:00 - 19:00Executive Meeting
    • 20:00 - 23:00Welcome Social

    Friday July 22nd

    • 09:30 - 12:30Executive Working Session
    • 12:30 - 13:30Lunch
    • 13:30 - 14:30General Assembly
    • 14:30 - 14:45Tech Committee Report
    • 14:45 - 16:45Chapter Reports
    • 16:45 - 17:30Financial Report
    • 18:00 - 03:00Cultural Evening
      Hotel Banquet Hall
  • Convention 2016 Program

    Saturday July 23rd

    • 09:30 - 10:30General Assembly
    • 10:30 - 12:30Guest Speaker | Shey Fidelis Fonyuy
    • Guest Speaker | Mformi Steven Ndzerem
    • Keynote Speaker | Dr. Beatrice Wamey
    • State of The Union | Dr. Chris Bime
    • 12:30 - 13:30Lunch
    • 14:00 - 16:00General Elections
    • 16:00 - 17:00Dinner
    • 19:00 - 02:00Gala
      Hotel Banquet Hall

    Sunday July 24th

    • 10:00 - 11:00Church Service
    • 12:00 - 18:00BBQ
      McClendon Park
      3770 Summit Valley Drive
  • Convention 2016 Speakers

    Dr. Beatrice Wamey - Keynote Speaker

    • 2016 07 05 PHOTO 00000090 1We are honored to introduce Dr. Beatrice Wamey, CEO of Nascent Solutions Inc. as our Keynote Speaker for the 2016 BFU-USA National Convention. Dr. Beatrice Wamey is a results-oriented professional with over 20 years of international experience in education and development work. Prior to founding Nascent Solutions in 2004, Dr. Wamey had worked as an Instructional Designer and Learning Specialist with the Foreign Service Institute of the US Department of State and the World Bank Institute. In both institutions, Dr. Wamey conducted research, and provided pedagogic support to diverse subject matter experts who designed learning programs that were delivered to local and international clients via multiple delivery platforms, including face-to- face and distance learning in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.
      Dr. Wamey’s 2000 Doctoral Research on the use of technology-supported learning in agriculture was driven by a need to reduce obstacles that inhibit the abilities of African women to attain their full potential in Education. As President and CEO of Nascent Solutions, Dr. Wamey has made education the pivot of the organization’s development strategy; as it has proven to have the potential to change a life, a village, a nation and the world. Nascent’s efforts to bring education to the less privileged include literacy for refugee and rural women in Cameroon and Zambia, the provision of computers for community and formal education in Cameroon, establishing libraries in primary schools in Bui Division, and providing computer training for teachers and e-readers for students in an effort to reduce the technology gap.
  • Convention 2016 Speakers

    Shey Fidelis Fonyuy - Guest Speaker

    Mayor - Mbiame Council

    • 2016 07 06 PHOTO 00000097 1FONYUY BERNSAH Fidelis is a great son of Bui Division, a true son of the Mbiame fondom and an illustrious son of the North West region of Cameroon. From a humble birth on October 8th, 1973, holistic education, concern for community work and nation building have been his trade mark. Fonyuy Fidelis means different things to different people, but is arguably the reference point for good governance in the Mbiame Council and a model in tax administration. He has been the Mayor of Mbiame Council since July 2007 and Head of the North West Tax Centre since December 2013. His professional career spans over 16 years during which he has served the nation as Tax Auditor, Head of the Douala XI Divisional Tax Centre, Head of the Douala I Pilot Tax Centre and Head of the Douala Medium tax payers’ Centre.
      A traditionalist with a deep attachment to culture and tradition, he is a “shey” of Nso land, a community worker par excellence and a politician with a difference. He has excelled in various administrative roles, evident in his initiatives for local development at the helm of the Mbiame municipality, his administration with a human face in the tax administration and his use of politics as an instrument for development. He easily passes for a child of the world with friends recruited from virtually all the tribes of Cameroon, a father (Fonyuy Kigham Pius) from Mbiame, a mother (Fonyuy Litika) from Nkum and a wife (Fonyuy Mbinglo Yvette) from the royal palace in Kumbo.
  • Convention 2016 Speakers

    Mformi Steven Njodzeka Ndzerem - Guest Speaker

    General Director - SHUMAS

    • 2016 07 04 PHOTO 00000005Mformi Steven Njodzeka Ndzerem is the founder of Strategic Humanitarian Services (SHUMAS), and has been General Director of Operations for 20 years. Mformi has served in various leadership positions in Cameroon, including President of NSO CULTURAL AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (NSODA) and the President of the PTA for St Joseph Catholic Comprehensive College, Mbengwi. He has also served as a consultant to many institutions in Cameroon as a development advisor and facilitator.
      Mformi built SHUMAS from scratch into a highly respected NGO that serves communities in all the ten regions of Cameroon through education, agriculture, health, environment, potable water, and sanitation projects. His work with SHUMAS is recognized and supported, materially and financially, by the Government of Cameroon and the United Nations. As General Director of SHUMAS, he is responsible for conceiving and executing all projects, and ensuring full transparency with donors and project partners. He has established strict reporting standards that have distinguished SHUMAS as a valuable project partner in Cameroon. 
      As President of NSODA, he leveraged his experience with SHUMAS to make NSODA an instututional custodian of NSO Culture and development, overseeing the implementation of policies to ensure transparency, the creation and adoption of a constitution, and the successful execution of five projects. Mformi was the local coordinator for the final phase of the BFU-USA Container Drive, which delivered $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Health Centers in Bui Division. He has since been a very valuable BFU-USA projects partner in Cameroon.

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