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||Enoch Olinga arrived in Victoria (Limbé) and was named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh for the British Cameroons. [BW13:449]
The first Cameroonian to become a Bahá’í in British Cameroon was a youth, Jacob Tabot Awo.
The first Cameroonian adult to become a Bahá’í was Enoch Ngompek of the Bassa tribe.
The first Cameroonian woman to become a Bahá’í was Esther Obeu, the wife of David Tanyi.
||Victoria (Limbe); British Cameroon; Cameroon; Nigeria
||Enoch Olinga; Knights of Bahaullah; First Bahais by country or area
||Mrs Mehrangiz Munsiff pioneered to the city of Douala in the French Cameroons (later Cameroon). Both she and Mr Samuel Njiki were honoured as Knights of Bahá'u'lláh for this territory. [Bahá'í Journal UK Vol 20, No 5 Jan/Feb 2004, BW13:451]
For a photo see Bahá’í Media Bank.
||French Cameroon; Cameroon; Douala
||Meherangiz Munsiff; Samuel Njiki; Knights of Bahaullah
||The arrival of Knight Mr. Enoch Olinga in British Cameroon. [BWNS291]
||British Cameroon; Africa
||Knights of Bahaullah; Enoch Olinga; BWNS
||The arrival of Knight Samuel Njiki in French Cameroon. [BWNS249]
||French Cameroon; Cameroon
||Samuel Njiki; BWNS
||The first local spiritual assembly was formed in British Cameroons.
||Samuel Njiki, the first Bahá’í of the Bamiliki tribe, arrived in French Cameroons from British Cameroons and was named a Knight of Bahá’u’lláh.
||French Cameroon; Cameroon
||Samuel Njiki; Knights of Bahaullah
||The National Spiritual Assembly of West Central Africa was formed with its seat in Victoria, Cameroon.
||The National Spiritual Assembly of the Cameroon Republic was formed with its seat in Victoria. [BW14:96]
||An International Bahá’í Youth Conference was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, attended by some 380 Bahá’ís from 19 countries. [BW17:150, 153]
||Yaounde; Cameroon; Africa
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Youth
||The first Bahá’í Summer School of the Cameroon Republic was held in Victoria. [BW18:166]
||Summer schools; First summer and winter schools
|2003 20 Jun
||The passing of Knight of Bahá'u'lláh Ursula Samandari (b. Ursula Newman 29 December, 1909 in Mitcham, Surrey, England) at her pioneering post in Buea, Cameroon.
In 1953 she and Dr. Mihdi Samandari moved to Nairobi, Kenya, and a year later went to live in Mogadishu, Somalia where they stayed until 1971. At the request of the Universal House of Justice, they had pioneered to Cameroon. [BWNS230, BW'03-‘04pg237]
||Buea; Cameroon; Nairobi; Kenya; Mogadishu; Somalia
||Ursula Samandari; pioneer; Mihdi Samandari; In Memoriam; BWNS
|2008 29 – 30 Nov
||Regional Conferences were held in Antofagasta, Chile, Manila, Philippines and Yaoundé, Cameroon. [BWNS675]
||Antofagasta; Chile; Manila; Philippines; Yaounde; Cameroon
||Regional Conferences; BWNS
||The Preparation for Social Action programme was implemented under the Five Year Plan.
The programme drew on the learning of three decades of experience of FUNDAEC (Fundación para la Aplicación y Enseñanza de las Ciencias), in Columbia. It was an approach to social and economic development that addressed both the material and the spiritual dimensions of human existence. The programme aimed at assisting youth to understand certain concepts, learn a range of relevant facts, and acquire certain qualities, attitudes and skills that would enable them to promote the well-being of their people in fields as diverse as health, education, the environment, secondary production and community organization.
At the beginning of the Plan, the programme was being implemented in nine countries, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and Zambia and involved some 1,500 to 3,000 participants. [5YPSumPage94-95]
For further information see video entitled 2017 Teach For All Global Conference - Grassroots Stirrings in the Preparation for Social Action Program, Colombia
See the thesis Knowledge Sharing for Community Developement: Educational Benefits at the Community Level through Networks of Knowledge Flow and Communities of Practice by Emily Lample.
|BWC; Cameroon,Colombia; Costa Rica; India; Kenya; Papua New Guinea; Uganda; Zambia
||Five Year Plan (2011-2016); Teaching Plans; Preparation for Social Action; Z****
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- Bahá'í Communities by Country: Research Notes, by Graham Hassall (2000). Brief notes on the history of Baha'i activities and the dates of NSA formation in Africa, China, Australia, and elsewhere. [about]
- Bahá'í Faith in Africa, The: Establishing a New Religious Movement, 1952-1962, by Anthony Lee (2011). African presence in early Babi and Baha'i history; Baha'i response to crises in Middle East and West Africa; histories of British Camaroons, Calabar. Studies of Religion in Africa series, vol. 39. [about]
- References to the Bahá'í Faith in the U.S. State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, by United States Department of State (1991). Excerpts from the State Department's annual compilation of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on discrimination against the Baha'i Faith and persecution of its adherents in twenty countries. [about]
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