SisterSpeak237 Cameroon

Commonwealth Point of Light 145. Comfort Mussa

Comfort Mussa, representing Cameroon, is the founder of 'SisterSpeak237', which supports disabled and vulnerable people in Yaounde by coordinating the provision of hand sanitisers and masks, and sharing key messaging around COVID-19.

Comfort Mussa

Comfort has also started a project across the seven regions of Cameroon to ensure that response services are gender and disability inclusive. Comfort has been a long-time supporter of women and minority groups, empowering them through her organisation to tell their stories, breaking the silence on taboo subjects seldomly reported.

Comfort was presented with her award by the UK High Commissioner in Cameroon, Rowan James Laxton (pictured below).

Comfort Mussa receiving her Commonwealth Points of Light award

Comfort Mussa with UK High Commissioner in Cameroon Rowan James Laxton

H.E Rowan James Laxton, UK High Commissioner in Cameroon, said:

“My hearty congratulations to Comfort Mussa on winning this year’s prestigious Commonwealth Points of Light award in Cameroon. Her unstinting support for women’s rights, social justice and public health is making a huge difference to the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people here. Her work is a shining example of the impact that dedicated and skilled volunteers can make to brighten people’s lives.”

Comfort said:
“I am absolutely delighted to be recognised for this award. I’m honoured to accept this award and I share it with all the volunteers at SISTERSPEAK237 and our Access Community for persons with disabilities. With the COVID19 pandemic my team and I are constantly asking ourselves, what can we do to help? Our drive has been to meet the needs of people in vulnerable communities, especially for women and persons with disabilities, through advocacy, campaigning and story-telling. The impact we have had so far is encouraging and makes volunteering worthwhile. I thank Her Majesty The Queen for this recognition.”

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