About Us

    Lelewal foundation commonly referred to as Lelewal, a word used by the indigenous Mbororo of Cameroon meaning a roadmap for enlightenment and reawakening for popular action is an indigenous people's nongovernmental organization founded in 2003 and legalized in 2006 under Cameroonian law on freedom of associations and political parties. The organization was born out of the dire need for advocacy to ensure the respect of the rights of indigenous peoples and other marginalized groups in the republic of Cameroon especially as stipulated or enshrined in the UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples and other related human rights instruments and standards .Lelewal strives to partner with national and international actors ,stakeholders ,networks and the government of Cameroon to enhance indigenous peoples capacities to do it themselves for themselves especially in advocacy for their rights, awareness raising ,sustainable self determined development, education,research,trainings and above all wide communication in all issues ,processes, programs and policies affecting them.