• 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...
  • GA2017 SaveTheDate

BFU-USA Scholarship of Academic Excellence, 2016/2017 Edition

The application period for the BFU-USA Scholarship of Academic Excellence is now open! The application period will be open from SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 - JANUARY 15TH, 2017. This year, we are adding new scholarships for O'Level Applicants, as well as a Recognition Awards for Academic Institutions.

Eligibility Criteria for All Student Applications

  • Must be of Bui Division Heritage (i.e. must have at least one parent with Bui Division Heritage)
  • Provide short and concise answers to ALL of the following 3 questions (1 page max):
    • Name 7 Fons (official names) currently reigning in Bui Division, and their Fondoms
    • Name an influential person of Bui heritage whom you admire and tell us why
    • Who is the longest reigning Fon (official name) in Bui Division and how long was their reign?

GCE A-Level Applicants

  • Must have an A grade in at least 7 subjects at the GCE O-Level
  • Science Majors must have an A grade in at least 3 subjects at the GCE A-Level
  • Arts Majors must have an A grade in at least 2 subjects at the GCE A-Level
  • Must have passed the GCE A-Level in the August 2016 GCE release
  • Must write an essay not exceeding two pages with single line spacing on the following subject:
    • Describe your most meaningful personal achievements and how they relate to your future goals.
    • Each essay will be graded based on grammar, coherence of thought, logical sequence of ideas and presentation, originality, relevance of ideas expressed to the essay topic, and overall strength of the essay.

GCE A-Level Awards

Science Majors

  • 1st Prize: $1500 (One Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars)
  • 2nd Prize: $1000 (One Thousand US Dollars)
  • 3rd Prize: $500 (Five Hundred US Dollars)
  • 4th Prize: $500 (Five Hundred US Dollars)

Arts Majors

  • 1st Prize: $1500 (One Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars)

GCE O-Level Applicants

  • Must have an A grade in at least 7 subjects at the GCE O-Level

GCE O-Level Awards

  • 13 Scholarship Awards worth $200 each (Two Hundred US Dollars)

Academic Institutions

  • Must be located in Bui Division and must have better than 90% pass rating for the 2015 or 2016 GCE O-Level session OR a 90% or higher pass rating for the 2016 GCE A-Level session only.

Recognition Awards

  • 5 recognition awards worth $250 each (Two Hundred and Fifty US Dollars)

BFU-USA Announces New Leadership Team

The BFU-USA National Executive is responsible for ensuring that the activities of BFU-USA are aligned with its mission and vision. All officers on the National Executive are volunteers, and serve without financial compensation. Here are the individuals who have accepted to serve the union under the leadership of the newly elected National President, Shey Louis Ntasin. Welcome Team Ntasin!

 

National Executive Profiles

 

Shey Louis Ntasin
President
Kiy Shang
Vice President
Divine Njodzeka
Organizing Secretary
Clement Kibuh
Assistant Organizing Secretary
Gloria Kindzeka
Secretary General
Mfoomi Christian S. Fondufe
Financial Secretary
Yaah Bomyeh Njika
Treasurer
Ray Bannavti
Editor-In-Chief, Liykiboomi Magazine
Tobias Kihdze
Coordinator For Culture
Amosa Jumbam
Coordinator For Education
Dr. Pascal Kingah
Coordinator For Health
Ayang Jumbam
ICT Adviser
Kiy Shang
Vice President
Mr. Shang lives in Mountain House, California (CA) and hails from Sop. He is a member of the Northern California Chapter. He has previously served BFU-USA as Chapter Secretary (2007 - 2009), and National ICT adviser (2009 - 2016). Mr. Shang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; he has 16 years of engineering experience in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Shang enjoys football (soccer); and has a passion for developing and advocating the use of information technology. He is married to his wife Eunice, with 2 children: Dinolen and Leila. He commits to ensuring that BFU-USA has the proper infrastructure, resources, and operating procedures for long term sustainability.
Divine Njodzeka
Organizing Secretary
Mr. Njodzeka lives in Landover, Maryland and hails from Kimbo. He is a member of the Washington DC Metro Chapter, and has previously served BFU-USA as Chapter Secretary, Chapter Organizing Secretary, and Tam Menang. Mr. Njodzeka holds a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences, and currently works in the Department of Behavioral Science in Washington DC. He is married, with 2 children, and enjoys playing and watching football (soccer). He commits to bring his professional experience and passion for our mission to ensure that our organization continues to run smoothly and continues to meet its annual objectives.
Clement Kibuh
Assistant Organizing Secretary
Mr. Kibuh lives in Lanham, Maryland and hails from Jem. He is a member of the Washington DC Metro Chapter. Mr. Kibuh has a LL.B, in English Private Law and an MBA in Project Management. He brings over 4 years of experience in Hospital Administrator and is currently specialized in Revenue Cycle management. Mr. Kibuh has also worked with the United Way Campaign. He describes himself as a "sports fanatic", enjoys a good political debate, and loves travelling. He is a happy father of a 9 year old who makes his "world go round". He joined the BFU-USA leadership team because of his passion and commitment to preserving and promoting Bui Culture, and to live up to the BFU-USA mantra: "Wir Dze Wir Bii Wir".
Shey Louis Ntasin
President
Shey Ntasin lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and hails from Mbivtinbang, in Kumbo. He is a member of the Georgia Chapter. He has previously served BFU-USA as Chair of the Technology Committee (2007 - 2009), and National Vice President (2009 - 2016). Shey Ntasin holds a PhD in Mathematical Sciences, with 13 Years of quantitative risk management experience in banking and finance. He enjoys playing football (soccer), brewing beer and kombucha, and building websites. He is married to his wife Kila, with 3 children: Edmund, Vera, and Leo. He commits to using his skills and experience to further the mission and vision of BFU-USA by developing and implementing high impact strategic initiatives with measurable outcomes across the core areas of the organization. He is committed to leading by example, empowering his leadership team and having an open door policy.
Gloria Kindzeka
Secretary General
Ms. Kindzeka lives in Dallas, Texas and hails from Ntseh, Mbivtinbang. She is a member of the Dallas Chapter. She has previously served BFU-USA as Executive Organizing Secretary for the Minnesota Chapter (2009 - 2014). She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Health (MPH), and is a Certified RN-Coder. She has over 10 years experience in Nursing, Clinical Research, Patient Care Management, Project Development, Precepting, Advocacy, and Patient/Family Education. She currently works as a Clinical Specialist with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. She has also has experience in the Non-Profit sector with Case Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), and the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). She enjoys travelling, cooking, reading, walking, and Zumba. She is a mother of two girls, ages 14 and 12. She commits to being a humble servant of the union, and a passionate advocate for promoting Bui Culture.
Mfoomi Christian S. Fondufe
Financial Secretary
Mfoomi Fondufe lives in Mountain House, California and hails from Ntseni. He is a member of the Northern California Chapter. He has previously served BFU-USA as President of the Northern California Chapter (2-13 - 2016). He holds a BBA in International Management and M.Sc. in International Finance and Investment Management. He brings over 10 years international experience in Financial Analysis, including investment and portfolio management, insurance and re-insurance management, bank trade finance, operations control, investment banking, corporate finance, tax audits, and financial reporting. He enjoys listening to music and playing football (soccer). He is married and has a 2 year old son. He commits to working with all BFU-USA stakeholders to ensure that the organization is sustainable, and pledges to bring a forward looking, results oriented mindset to his position.
Yaah Bomyeh Njika
Treasurer
Yaah Bomyeh lives in Atlanta, Georgia and hails from Jem. She is a member of the Georgia Chapter. She has served BFU-USA as National Treasurer since 2011, and also previously served as Georgia Chapter Treasurer (2005 - 2011). She brings over 10 years of experience in management and business. Yaah Bomyeh enjoys travelling to explore different countries in the world and is married, with 3 children. She is committed to ensuring transparency and efficiency in the handling of BFU-USA finances.
Ray Bannavti
Editor-In-Chief, Liykiboomi Magazine
Mr. Bannavti lives in Hillsborough, New Jersey and hails from Sob. He is a member of the New Jersey Chapter. He has previously served BFU-USA Secretary General of the New Jersey Chapter (2005 - 2007), New Jersey Chapter President (2008 - 2011), NCC Chair (2008). He has been serving as Editor-in-Chief of Liykiboomi Magazine (an annual BFU-USA publication), an initiative that he conceived, since 2013. He is Co-Founder of Green Care Cameroon. Mr. Bannavti holds a BSc. in Business Administration and an MBA. He brings over 10 years of experience in management and leadership. Ray enjoys playing football (soccer) and tennis, and is married, with twin boys. Ray commits to ensure that the organization uses the most effective communication tools and strategies to remain relevant to its members and host communities, and pragmatic in its mission.
Tobias Kihdze
Coordinator For Culture
Mr. Kihdze lives in New Jersey and hails from Tobin. He is a member of the New Jersey Chapter. He has been dutifully serving as Culture Coordinator at his local chapter and during BFU-USA National Conventions. Mr. Kihdze is an MBA, MSAC, and EA. He brings several years of experience in auditing and taxation, and a passion for, and wealth of experience in Bui Culture. He enjoys playing and listening to music. He is married to his wife Alma, and has 4 children. He commits to promoting Bui Culture in the diaspora.
Amosa Jumbam
Coordinator For Education
Mr. Jumbam lives in Rowlett, Texas and hails from Nkar. He is a member of the Dallas Chapter. He has previously served as DC Metro Chapter Financial Secretary and National Financial Secretary. Mr. Jumbam holds a LLB Hons. degree in Law and Business Management from the University of Buea in Cameroon, and a Masters degree in International Finance and Business from George MAson University in Arlington, Virginia. He has been a proud member of BFU-USA since 2000, and brings a rich professional experience in Financial Analysis and Project Analysis from Amity Bank in Cameroon and several major US corporations, including American Standards, Booz Allen Hamilton, BAE Systems, and GE Energy. He is married and has 4 children. Amosa brings his passion for community service and his love for volunteering to the service of BFU-USA. He commits to ensure that BFU-USA promotes academic excellence in Bui Division through the BFU-USA scholarship program and through chapter initiatives in all aspects of education
Ayang Jumbam
ICT Adviser
Mrs. Jumbam lives in Rowlett, Texas and hails from Nkar. She is a member of the Dallas Chapter. He has previously served as Chair of the BFU-USA Technology Committee (2015 - 2016). Mrs. Jumbam holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics. She currently works as a Senior Data Analyst at Bank of America with over 5 years experience. She has also served as SharePoint Site Administrator for the Black Professionals Group. She is married and has 4 children and enjoys reading books on her Kindle. Ayang brings her passion for service to BFU-USA. She commits to ensure that BFU-USA continuous to make progress towards fulfilling its mission.
Dr. Pascal Kingah
Coordinator For Health
Dr. Kingah lives in Spring, Texas and hails from Kitiwum. He is a member of the Houston Chapter. Dr. Kingah is an MD and MPH. He brings a rich professional experience in the medical field, including serving as General Practitioner at the Shemka Foundation QHU Clinic in Yaounde, Cameroon (2003); General Practitioner at Abong Mbang District Hospital in Cameroon (2004); Chief Medical Officer, Messondo Medical Center, Cameroon (2005); Director of Hospital, Pitoa district Hospital, Cameroon (2006); Inpatient Specialist, Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan (2011); Pulmonologist/Intensivist, University of Texas HEalth Science Center in Houston, Texas (current position). He is also a member of the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Kingah is married and has 3 children. He enjoys playing football (soccer), reading, swimming, and watching sports. He commits to support BFU-USA to the best of his ability to foster development and growth in our host communities.

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