V.K Nyambi Foundation Inc.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

The V.K. Nyambi Foundation Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization with a 501c status, established in 2005. Its headquarters are located in Capitol Heights, Maryland, U.S.A. Since its inception, the Foundation has operated in various regions in Cameroon (Africa) through its satellite office in Bamenda, Cameroon. The Foundation’s satellite office in Cameroon was established under Law No: 90/053 of 12/19/1990 on freedom of Associations in Cameroon and was officially declared by the Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam under declaratory No: 0054/E.29/1111/VOL.8/APPB in 2005. The Foundation’s efforts have helped to improve the lives of many people in Cameroon, and it remains dedicated to its Mission of making a positive difference in the world.

OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Our Foundation profoundly values our partners and sponsors and recognizes their vital role in achieving our Mission. Collaborating with partners empowers us to have a lasting impact on the world. By taking a comprehensive, holistic approach and considering all perspectives, we can provide sustainable and equitable solutions that benefit more individuals and amplify our influence and impact.

Today, more businesses are integrating investments in strategic causes into their operations. Research indicates that when a company or product supports a cause that consumers are passionate about, 85% of consumers develop a more favorable perception of the company. Additionally, 80% of Americans will likely switch to a brand supporting a cause. (Source: 2010 Cone Cause Evolution Study).

Partnering with The V.K. Nyambi Foundation can enhance your company’s reputation and foster customer loyalty. We will feature your company on our website, brochures, and all promotional materials.

We actively seek to form successful global partnerships with exceptional corporations. If you or your company are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor or partner and joining The V.K. Nyambi Foundation’s Mission, please contact us today at 240-882-6450 and 2408826478. Together, we can truly make a difference in the world.

PEOPLE & PARTNERSHIP

The V.K. Nyambi Foundation firmly believes in the power of collaboration with supporters, sponsors, and partners, including Goodwill ambassadors, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), corporate partners, volunteers, and donors, to significantly impact humanitarian relief work. The financial contributions and partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations are invaluable in saving lives.

Our donors and volunteers are the backbone of the V.K. Nyambi Foundation’s relief work, and we are grateful for their generosity and dedication. Together, we are part of a global humanitarian movement working tirelessly to help end the HIV epidemic worldwide. Thanks to advancements in science, HIV is no longer a death sentence. Through transformative innovation and culturally affirming care, we can continue to change the way HIV impacts lives, helping people live longer and healthier lives.

However, we recognize that there is still work to be done to address the deep-rooted stigma and discrimination, prejudices, implicit biases, mass misinformation, and homophobic tendencies that continue to hinder our progress. We believe that by working together, we can ignite and inspire action, making a difference in the lives of people affected by HIV and ultimately helping to end the HIV epidemic for everyone globally.

WHO WE ARE

The V.K. Nyambi Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization with a 501c status created in 2005. The V.K. Nyambi Foundation Inc. is headquartered in Capitol Heights, Maryland, U.S.A. The Foundation has also been operational in different regions in Cameroon (Africa) since 2005 through its satellite office in Bamenda, Cameroon. The Foundation satellite office was also created under Law No: 90/053 of 12/19/1990 on freedom of Associations in Cameroon and declared by the Senior Divisional Officer for Mezam under declaratory No: 0054/E.29/1111/VOL.8/APPB in 2005.

The purpose of the Foundation is to support and empower orphans and children orphaned because of HIV/AIDS, persons living with HIV/AIDS, widows, and foster youths, and alleviation of food insecurity and health disparities in the U.S.A. and globally.

The Foundation encourages research in science by offering awards under the Dr. Robert Gallo Award for Academic Excellence in Science to the best students in the General Certificate of Education in Cameroon in particular. In honor of Dr. Robert Gallo, our 2014 Global Humanitarian Award Recipient, who is best known for his co-discovery of H.I.V., Gallo and his team pioneered the development of the H.I.V. blood test, which enabled healthcare workers for the first time to screen for the AIDS virus. His research also helped physicians develop H.I.V. therapies to prolong the lives of those infected. In 1996, his discovery that a natural compound known as chemokines can block H.I.V. and halt the progression of AIDS was hailed by Science magazine as one of that year’s most important scientific breakthroughs.

The selection criterion for this prestigious Award is purely based on academic merit. The Foundation collaborates with the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (G.C.E.) Board, and the Francophone equivalent of G.C.E. A-Levels The “Baccalaureate” to identify six students who scored the maximum points in all science subjects in this high school examination and, as a result, will receive this prestigious Award. The recipients are awarded a Trophy and a monetary scholarship of $250.00 each to assist in their academic pursuits toward science.

In addition to providing educational tools and promoting talents and vocational training, the Foundation also focuses on spreading awareness on various topics relating to career and entrepreneurship empowerment, counseling, mentoring, and guidance to youths in many ways that will positively influence their future.

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WHO WE ARE

OUR PURPOSE is to support and empower those in need, particularly orphans and people affected by HIV/AIDS, and we work to reduce food insecurity and health disparities locally and globally.

OUR VISION is to connect, collaborate, and empower the community and work towards a holistic approach to health and wellness that embraces diversity, inclusion, and health equity.

OUR MISSION is to increase outreach for HIV education and testing and promote education on healthy lifestyle choices to achieve the highest level of health for all people. We work towards integrating HIV prevention services and addressing social determinants of health, regardless of HIV status, to improve health equity and break down barriers to care.

OUR COMMITMENT: We are committed to helping low-income, non-English-speaking individuals, immigrants, and minorities receive the necessary care. We partner with other community organizations to connect people to additional resources and support within the community. Internationally, we contribute to reducing poverty among orphans, street children, and other underprivileged individuals. We do this by providing formal education and vocational training, which allows them to become self-reliant. We cover training, equipment, and school fees for those enrolled in schools or vocational training programs. We also partner with small business owners who take on orphans as apprentices at no training fee.

The Foundation is committed to promoting scientific research and academic excellence by recognizing outstanding students in Cameroon through the Dr. Robert Gallo Award for Academic Excellence in Science. We honor Dr. Robert Gallo, a renowned scientist and the V. K. Nyambi Foundation 2014 Global Humanitarian Award Recipient who is widely recognized for his pioneering work in co-discovering HIV and developing the first HIV blood test. Dr. Gallo’s research has been instrumental in developing HIV therapies that have extended the lives of those infected by the virus. In recognition of his contributions to science, Science magazine hailed his discovery of the natural compound chemokines as one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of 1996.

The selection process for the Dr. Robert Gallo Award is based solely on academic merit, and the Foundation partners with the Cameroon General Certificate of Education (GCE) Board and the Francophone equivalent of G.C.E. A-Levels, the “Baccalaureate,” to identify six students who scored the highest marks in all science subjects in this high school examination. These deserving students receive a prestigious Award, including a Trophy and a monetary scholarship of $250 each, to support their academic pursuits in science.

Beyond recognizing academic excellence, the Foundation is dedicated to empowering young people by providing educational tools, promoting talent and vocational training, and offering counseling, mentoring, and guidance on career and entrepreneurship opportunities. Through these efforts, we hope to positively impact the lives of young people and foster a brighter future for all.

Everyone deserves an equal chance to live a healthy and fulfilling life. By working together, we can make this a reality.

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Marcelline Nyambi
Co-founder

(Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist)

Dr. Marcelline Nyambi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hampton Conference Center, a premier banquet catering facility serving Maryland, Washington DC, and the Northern Virginia area. She oversees the facility's entire operation, and she is passionate about event management, design, and decoration.

Mr. Jude Nyambi
Chairman & Co-founder

(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist)

Jude Nyambi is an inspiring entrepreneur and philanthropist who has significantly impacted the world through his leadership and dedication. As the Chairman and CEO of Hampton Group International, LLC, he has created a remarkable organization that includes the Hampton Conference Center, the Hampton IMEX, the Hampton Foods, and the Hampton Gardens - all focused on making a positive difference in people's lives.

Board Members

Julius Akene


Julius Akene is a well-known Corporate Executive and a leading figure in the Financial Services Industry in Cameroon where he spent over two decades of his career. He is currently founder and CEO of VERITY FAS a proprietary financial advisory practice offering services to numerous international clients including the African Development Bank.

Ma Tamambang M. Esther


Ma Tammambang M. Esther was born in Bambili, Tubah, Mezam, NW Region to Pa Ashongechwi Tamambang David and Ma Abimnui Christinna (all of blessed memory). She is a mother of 4 biological children, 11 grandchildren, and many non-biological children she raised and is still rising.

Mr. Jude Nyambi


Jude Nyambi is an inspiring entrepreneur and philanthropist who has significantly impacted the world through his leadership and dedication. As the Chairman and CEO of Hampton Group International, LLC, he has created a remarkable organization that includes the Hampton Conference Center, the Hampton IMEX, the Hampton Foods, and the Hampton Gardens - all focused on making a positive difference in people's lives.

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We hope that you will find a reason to become involved and champion or support one of our many projects and initiatives either by sponsoring a child, providing supplies like vitamins, shoes, clothing or books; making monetary donation and/or volunteering.

    Dr. Marcelline Nyambi

    Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and a Nurse Scientist

    Dr. Marcelline Nyambi is an accomplished entrepreneur, philanthropist, and nurse scientist who has significantly contributed to her community and beyond. She is the CEO of the Hampton Conference Center, a premier banquet catering facility that provides exceptional event management, design, decoration, and catering services to clients in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia.

    Dr. Nyambi is also the CEO of Hampton Party Supply Rental, a full-service party supply rental company, and Hampton Limousine, a leading provider of luxury limousine services in the same area. Additionally, she co-chairs Hampton Group International, a global firm that aims to bridge cultures by importing and exporting goods and services and managing real estate.

    Along with her business ventures, Dr. Nyambi is a co-founder of the V. K. Nyambi Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers orphans and persons living with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation also works to alleviate food insecurity and health disparities in the USA and globally. Dr. Nyambi is also an Advisory Board Member of Miss Ebony World, a humanitarian and pageantry platform that empowers women and strengthens communities. 

    Dr. Nyambi is a Nurse Scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, specializing in global health. She has received numerous awards recognizing her philanthropic and community service efforts, including the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden and Women in Leadership Development and Empowerment Inc. The Prince George’s African Diaspora Advisory Board has honored her with an Economic Development Award, and the Prince George’s County Council has issued her a Proclamation. She has also received a Community Service Award from the African Mirror Newspaper, a Black History Maker Award from Enon Baptist Church, a Humanitarian Service Award from DeeDee Entertainment Awards, and an I AM SHE Arise Woman Award from the I AM SHE Women Power Conference. In 2016, she was named WODESS Woman of the Year.

    Dr. Nyambi is known for her driven, focused, disciplined, passionate, diligent, resilient, altruistic, and authentic personality. She believes that success begins with purpose and that understanding one’s purpose leads to clarity, you gain a new paradigm about life, and you feel good about who you are, what you stand for, and where you are heading; an inner peace replaces the need to seek approval from others. Dr. Nyambi is committed to using her inner power to elevate the higher good of others and believes that we all have the power to make a positive impact in the world.

    Dr. Nyambi’s story is an inspiration to us all. Her unwavering commitment to making the world a better place reminds us that we all have the power to impact our communities positively and beyond. Dr. Nyambi resides in Maryland with her husband, Mr. Jude Nyambi, a seasoned entrepreneur, and their two children, Jayden and Venessa.

    Jude Nyambi

    Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

    Jude Nyambi is an inspiring entrepreneur and philanthropist who has significantly impacted the world through his leadership and dedication. As the Chairman and CEO of Hampton Group International, LLC, he has created a remarkable organization that includes the Hampton Conference Center, the Hampton IMEX, the Hampton Foods, and the Hampton Gardens – all focused on making a positive difference in people’s lives.

    Jude is also one of the founders of the V. K. Nyambi Foundation. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to supporting and empowering orphans and persons living with HIV/AIDS, as well as alleviating food insecurity and health disparities in the USA and globally. The Foundation’s Mission is to promote education about healthy life choices, increase HIV education and testing outreach, and provide necessary care to low-income and non-English-speaking persons, immigrants, and minorities.

    Jude’s passion for giving back to society is born out of his upbringing and his belief that everyone has a purpose in life. He has studied and worked in different parts of the world, which has given him a deep appreciation for diverse cultures. He believes that all people are equal in the eyes of God and that empowering one another is the key to true happiness and fulfillment.

    Jude’s academic achievements are impressive – he has a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Forestry, and the Environment from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and a Diploma in Land-use Planning and Conflict Management from the National Center for Agriculture Berlin, Germany. He has also completed an Executive Education program on Governing for Nonprofit Excellence at the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Jude’s dedication and hard work have earned him several scholarships and awards, including Businessman of the Year for Maryland 2004 from The NRC Congressional Committee of the Congress of the United States. Jude is also an Advisory Board Member of multiple organizations, including Nascent Solutions, a nonprofit whose vision is to promote a self-reliant and poverty-free Africa. Jude resides in Maryland, USA, with his wife, Dr. Marcelline Nyambi, and their two children, Venessa and Jayden.

    Overall, Jude Nyambi is a true inspiration, and his accomplishments serve as a reminder of the importance of giving back to society and empowering others.

    JULIUS AKENE

    Board Member

    Julius Akene is a well-known Corporate Executive and a leading figure in the Financial Services Industry in Cameroon where he spent over two decades of his career. He is currently founder and CEO of VERITY FAS a proprietary financial advisory practice offering services to numerous international clients including the African Development Bank.

    He holds an Executive MBA from the prestigious HEC Paris, a Master in Banking and Finance, and a Master in Agro Economics. He is also a holder of a certificate in Financial Engineering from Switzerland, and has attended Executive programmes at the Kennedy School of Government Harvard University, the London Business School, and the W.P. Carey school of Business in Arizona.

    Julius Akene takes delight in all initiatives that support local communities and is profoundly committed to giving something back to society.

    He is married to Regina NKAMSI AKENE and they are proud parents of three lovely kids.

    Ma Tamambang M. Esther

    Board Member

    Ma Tamambang Mr. Esther was born in Bambili, Tubah, Mezam, NW Region to Pa Ashongechwi Tamambang David and Ma Abimnui Christinna (all of blessed memory). She is a mother of 4 biological children, 11 grandchildren, and many non-biological children she raised and is still rising.

    As concern her education, she obtained teachers Grade III certificate in WTTC in 1963, teachers GRADE II Certificate in PTTC Batibo in 1969, GCE A/L in 1972 in CCAST Bambili and CAPCEG in ENS annex Bambili in 1976. No doubt she was a seasoned teacher, for 22 years and a good administrator for 18 years, who molded the lives of many Cameroonians into primary school, in PSS Batibo, in GHS Wum, in GTC and GTHS Bamenda, CCAST Bambili and GBHS Bamenda. In 1994, she was appointed Senior Discipline Mistress in CCAST Bambili and as Vice Principal in GBHS Bamenda in 2003. She retired in this post in 2010.

    Besides, holding leadership position, she also served as an executive member in Socio-cultural, Religious and Economic Organizations, C.W.F, MBECUDA, MBEWOCUDA, Bambili Water Authority, Board of Director’s BAMCCUL. She served as an Elder in Presbyterianchurch (PCC) CCAST Complex congregation for 10years.

    For her meritorious, invaluable services and contributions in her profession and organisations:

    • She was decorated with Knight of the Cameroon Order of Merit in 1999.
    • She was awarded Certificate of Appreciation and outstanding contributions and hard work towards the growth of CWF in PCC.
    • In January 2016, She received an award of appreciation for support and assistance to Orphans and Venerable children from VK Nyambi Foundation.

    She is a Christian and lives a GOD fearing life. She loves lending a helping hands to the needy within her means. Presently, she is enjoying a peaceful and a useful retirement life in her humble residence in Ntemnibie, Bambili-Tubah. She is retired but not tired. Thank GOD for His uncommon Grace for her.