Mirabel Ngong

Location: Bamenda, Cameroon
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Mirabel is a communications professional and feminist advocate with three years' experience in the civil society. She has reached out to more than 400 women in the North West Region of Cameroon, strengthening leadership skills and boosting their political confidence. She also uses radio drama over community radio stations to advocates for the education of teenage single mothers. Currently, Mirabel is a project manager for World Vision for Education and Development (WVED) where she focuses on equipping youth with leadership and business skills, encouraging girls in the fields of science, and promoting developmental priorities that address self-reliant skills. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from National Polytechnic Bamenda in Cameroon, where she also took courses in gender studies. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she will continue to work with youth and women to build their leadership capacities and promote self-reliance.

Blog Entries

Global Founders | Episode 02: Advancing Women’s Leadership (with Mirabel Ngong, Kat Imhoff)




“Impact Young Women for a Change” Initiative Hosted in Bamenda

Bamenda, Cameroon — 21 young women have benefited from a 2 days practical training organized by World Vision for Education and Development in Bamenda to equip them with income generating skills in commercial gardening, event planning and making of event cakes. This initiative dubbed “Impact Young Women for a change”, was […]

“Educate A Woman, Empower A Nation”: Mirabel Ngong

November 8, 2015 | 2015 Precinct YALI Fellow Mirabel Ngong

I believe educating girls and women is the best investment a country can ever make. After the MWF I am working with WVED Cameroon (World Vision for Education and Development) as PRO and LitWorld Mentor to reach out to teenage […]

Mirabel Ngong – YALI Impact Story

Mirabel is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow who is passionate about gender rights, specifically keeping young girls in school. “Being part of the Presidential Precinct is a strong backbone for all of our initiatives and also lifetime support for our initiatives that we’re carrying back to Africa.”

Presidential Precinct Fellow Speaks at the Girl Up Leadership Summit Following First Lady Michelle Obama

Mirabel Ngong, a Mandela Washington Fellow from the Presidential Precinct, represented the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) at the Girl Up Leadership Summit. The three-day advocacy event is hosted by Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation campaign focused on improving the lives of adolescent girls worldwide. Mirabel’s panel followed a keynote address […]

Presidential Precinct Mandela Washington Fellow Selected to Discuss Global Advocacy for Adolescent Girls at Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, DC

Speaking role to follow keynote address by First Lady Michelle Obama to more than 225 young female leaders representing 29 states and 11 nations

(Charlottesville, VA) – Mirabel Ngong, a Mandela Washington Fellow from the Presidential Precinct based in Charlottesville, Virginia, was selected to represent the Young African Leaders Initiative […]