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Dieneke Johnson

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Review for Aumazo, Inc., Silver Spring, MD, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I met Jacqueline several years ago, and was immediately struck by her vision and her passion.

Her personal story is so compelling: Because she was denied a secondary education simply because of geography and gender, she made it her mission to make sure that girls in rural Cameroon, starting with her home village, have access to secondary education. When women/mothers are educated, they can lift their own household and their village out of poverty and ignorance. Multiply that by many villages, and you have a better community/state/country/world.

While raising five children of her own, Jacqueline managed to earn two college degrees. With her determination, creativity and charm, she has founded a nonprofit, Aumazo, that will soon make it possible for the girls in her home village to receive a secondary education.

Her fundraisers are creative and inspirational. Her entrepreneurial bent is constantly at work, thinking of ways to finance and sustain the efforts in Cameroon.

Two years ago, I suggested that Jacqueline apply for a spot in a year-long leadership class, and put her in touch with Leadership Montgomery. Once accepted, she has put her talents to great use, and has leveraged her contacts and lessons to benefit Aumazo.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped Jacqueline Audige by validating her vision when she was at a low point, and helped her with my connections in the community. I have supported her fundraising efforts, .