Women should not be held back from chasing their dreams, not even by nature. People like Feka Parchibell are doing their part in making this happen.
Feka Parchibell is a teacher by profession, a social worker and CEO & founder of Hope for Vulnerables and Orphans (HOVO).
She is passionate about the education of the girl child. The Cameroonian teacher and social worker makes washable sanitary pads using cotton, flannel and other fabrics to help girls from low-income communities stay in school during their period.
Parchibell started the program six years ago when she noticed her female students missed classes for a couple of days every month.
She has since also taught other girls and women how to make their own re-usable pads.
She also creates Gender Clubs in schools to teach SRHR, Human Rights and leadership.
She believes in the economic empowerment of women and girls as a tool to reduce domestic violence reason why HOVO Vocational centre is there to empower and teach life skills alongside Entrepreneurship, Leadership and agriculture.
In 2017, she was voted the Most Influential Young Cameroonian in Social Entreprise & Philanthropy.