Elnique (Nique) Shalo
- Age: 27
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When women succeed, we all succeed. By investing in women’s education, workplace equality, and the elimination of gender-based discrimination, you’re investing in the future. That’s because as women grow, their families, communities, and countries grow with them. This issue isn’t just about women, it impacts us all.
- Elnique (Nique) Shalo
Elnique (Nique) Shalo was born and raised in Cameroon. She received a Bachelor of Educational Psychology in Special Education from University of Buea in 2019.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
My pursuit in gender equality was ignited by the power and voice of the woman closing that gap between the male and female gender and working on the cultural brainwashing of the idea of who a woman is and who she isn’t.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
My friend and I came up with an initiative to promote women’s growth though business and handwork. I consider this a win because through the training and little money, we were able to help start a business for one of the woman in our community and better the lives of her children.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading novels, watching movies, writing, singing, listening to music and dancing, chatting with loved ones, and creating.
- mental health
- childhood development
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Teaching practice for six months
- Workshop on working with children with different categories of disabilities at the Anaisse Foundation Douala
- Regional Youth Peace & Security Conference/Workshop
- Yali Fellowship Learns event on Community Assets-Based Development
- Participation in the University of Buea American Corner Workshop on Business Creation and Sustenance