One People, One Heartbeat

Creating Connections through Art

One People, One Heartbeat

Creating Connections through Art

Kamga Constance

Advancing Women’s Leadership in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding for Community Development (2018) and Community Development Leadership by Women (2018)

 I started making beads as a child as I learnt from my grand mum. The money from the sales of these beads were used, in part, to pay my school fees each year until I finished my secondary school. While in university, I continued making beads which was a total relief for me and I could pay my fees, my rents, and still have some pocket money for my upkeep.

These beads were sold on campus and around my community. Many women became interested and I taught them how to make beads. It ranges from sandals, necklace, bracelets, bags, and flower jars. The more I train, the more my skills increase. This gave me the urge to create the 300 women voices group after my graduation. Apart from beads, I decided to go for more artistic work using Ankara fabrics. That adds to my experience. I want everyone to know that every work here is handmade and is done by those whom I have trained especially during the lockdown period.


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