About Lelewal Foundation

Lelewal is an indigenous peoples non-governmental organization founded by a group of indigenous peoples in 2003 and legalized in 2006 under the 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, training and above all, wider communication in all issues ,processes, programs and policies affecting their fundamental human rights and well-being. Lelewal is managed by a five member executive committee assisted by the board of directors and the General assembly.

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
Bouba Njobdi Amadou •Director/Coodinator


Lelewal has been involve in a multitude of programs that are geared towards building strong leadership within indigenous peoples communities


In the domain of health Lelewal and her partner communities decided to valorize traditional medicine and healing systems


Lelewal also carry out awareness programs on education particularly adult literacy for indigenous leaders who can read nor write. 


 Lelewal has been actively supporting her communities in the domain of livelihoods and Alternative Skills development in other domains like Tailoring, income generating activities


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