Cameroonians are doing well abroad. The majority of them love their country and they want to see it emerge. Despite the lack of political will from the Government to turn things around, some Cameroonians are moving ahead to contribute their own quota to statehood no matter where they are either directly or indirectly or through diplomatic moves. BaretaNews wants you to meet Sylvie Bello.
Sylvie Bello, is a Cameroonian based in the USA. She is the dynamic Founder/CEO of the Cameroon American Council, America’s leading African Immigrant Advocacy Organization. She shapes CAC’s mission, which is to build capacity, build relevance and build visibility in African communities in America. Sylvie leads the Cameroon American Council into crafting culturally sensitive and language appropriate messages and in initiating partnerships with government entities such as The White House, DoL, USDA, HHS, HUD and national institutions such as NAACP, NCNW, SCLC, NAN etc. In 2011 shy of her 30th birthday, African Immigrant Magazine selected Sylvie as part of ‘The 100 Africans Making in Difference in America’, that same year she was a Community Leader awardee from the Cameroon Student Association-USA CAMSAUSA.
In 2013, NW Fon’s Council-USA awarded her an immigration advocacy prize. Sylvie started her nonprofit career as an Accounting Intern in New Jersey, where she graduated from Kean University with a major in Finance. Prior to starting CAC, she was the Finance and Operations Manager for the Nonprofit Roundtable. She is an Arts and Theatre buff, and seats on the Advisory Panel of the Baltimore Museum of Arts. In her spare time, she volunteers at an usher at the Ford’s Theatre and the Shakespeare’s Theatre. She is a political reporter at New York’s Sahara TV.
Sylvie finest work is on partnering with those on the ground to transform infrastructure via innovation, technology, and Diaspora engagement. Sylvie will be transforming to the Cameroons where she intends building a strong network between US congressmen and women with Cameroon authorities to foster sustainable partnerships that touch mostly the transport, aviation and health sectors in the Cameroons.
What is CAC?
The Cameroon American Council (CAC) is a Washington, DC-based leading African Immigrant Advocacy Organization. Its mission is to build capacity, relevance, and visibility within African communities in the US. The Cameroon American Council carries out its mission through innovative health policy and outreach, arts advocacy and audience development and capacity building of African Leaders and African institutions/businesses. Its multidisciplinary approach to advocacy has being hailed by The Washington Post as the “First Program of Its Kind”. CAC’s national network reaches over 300,000 African immigrants, including first and second generations, across the United States.
BaretaNews salutes Sylvie and honours her for carrying the image of the Country to higher heights. These are our own heroine we should talk about and celebrate. Sylvie is so passionate about democratic change in the Cameroons. As we celebrate her today, Baretanews calls on God’s blessing on her and her organization to continue impacting the world.
God is still saying something