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It was all about Love Unity and Sisterhood this weekend, + what’s next…


Hello World, a new week is here and I sometimes cherish writing about my thrilling weekends so that their memories stay and spice/speed up my week especially when am looking forward to another tough one like this one starting today.

So, last week I was up and about and I was equally recovering from Malaria now. On Thursday I traveled to Yaounde our capital city to apply for a UK Visa ahead of the world’s 1st Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit from October 9-10. It will be a big honour and delight to attend – let’s see what the visa peeps decide lol.

I worked till 10nish and left for a 4 jours journey which turned out to be 8 hours due to current events in my country (not going into that).

Anyways, once I was done at the visa center the next day, I went to visit a facebook friend and university mate I never even knew lol. She (Arrey Etchi) is a dynamic and passionate Sickle Cell warrior and advocate, and I had been planning to meet her. We had a brief but profuond time. You can read my Facebook write up on that meeting here if you wish lol.

Back to my city with sadly another 8 hours on the road. Weary but not dreary enough to attend our high school reunion on Saturday in another city not so far away this time. I mean, we have monthly reunions but it ain’t every month we all can make it.

This time around, only 4 of us could even do so. Our host was so delighted (yes it was an all girls high school so we are thick hahaha). I love my sisterhood and can only invite those who want to read more on that to click here. It is a brief facebook write up of my hood and why I cherish that hood above all others hahaha…And this too is self care with an awesome support network…

Invitation to NMHDaysI will be attending the 2nd national days of of mental health, organized under the esteemed tutelage of the Minister of Public Health who invited me in my capacity as the GMHPN representative for Cameroon, and how can I say no right? To think I was appointed just a few months ago and I have not even written yet to introduce the GMHPN to the Minister? To think this invitation means some ‘red carpet’ treatment and maybe an interview lol?

The event is held in Yaounde this 25-26, meaning I will leave tonight or 4 am Tuesday morning and return home on Thursday, so you see why the weekend’s memory is even more special for me.

Wouldn’t bore us further with writing more, wish us all a happy week

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Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist, a minister of the Word of God and...! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled over 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home. MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing. The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.

12 thoughts on “It was all about Love Unity and Sisterhood this weekend, + what’s next…

  1. The pictures are beautiful!!!!! I’m so glad you applied for th UK Visa so that you’re able to go to the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in October!!!!!!! Super-proud of you for all that you do!
    💞
    Much love, Lady Dy

    1. Lady love, I was just thinking you will love them and you did. Yes let’s see what the Brits will say although am happy either way hahaha. Already making such a headway in my own country was my target for this year and am on a good track. Getting an invitation by the minister himself for your CSO organisation isn’t an easy matter out here. I had to assert that when I was contacted by WhatsApp but my hopes weren’t all that high.

  2. I love your kente Kaba ooo🙌🏾🙌🏾. I don’t know why but the name magic 5 makes me want to think you went to Saker Baptist 👀😁😁. They always had these cool names for their groups of friends. Happy to see you refreshed after the long trips. Traveling around home is a nightmare right now. Not only are 4hr trips 8hrs, but you even have to worry about your security on the roads with everything going on. It’s a topic I don’t like to get into myself. Just too much frustration. But I Ray the Visa people grant your pass!! You certainly dressed the part 😁😎🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾.

    1. Darling Joan, wow thanks for your comment o. Have never received anyone this long from you lol. You a sakerrat too? In short, no need to talk about the wahala here o, just trying my best in my own small corner to help the 4 IDPs am currently hosting. God watches over us until our time here below is up. Ha my dear, visa to UK no be to heaven oh. Prayer for better matter abeg. Just had a great day presenting at the 2nd national days for Mental Health held in Yaounde lol. And that Kente copy Kaba, hahaha

      1. Haha.. My mum and all her sisters were sakerets 😊🙌🏾. But I never went there. I go prayer for better matter ooo😂. Like that kaba that I’m eyeing. Waow are there any videos of the presentations!!?

      2. You missed correct school lol. The Kaba is being lobbied but I will choose you if only you could come before the others do hahahaha. Sadly only a brief clip of the ovation I got captured by a friend. He and all were so into the presentation, I think only CRTV did a recording hahahaha. But I got some pictures from others which I’ll be sharing in my next blog. Let me first return safely to Douala today so oh. Hugs darling

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