TCHIELOCK Namegni Pauline Vanessa

TCHIELOCK Namegni Pauline Vanessa

Impact Arts and Craft of the year 2020

Meet TCHIELOCK Namegni Pauline Vanessa, the winner of the 2020 edition of the Cameroon Heroes Award, in the category of Impact Arts and Craft of the year. She is the founder of Vanny Arts, an environmentalist/entrepreneur, tutor in project management and mentor. She is a holder of an MSc in International Relations.

Pauline produces works of art and accessories for men and women using waste material as principal source of raw material such as earrings, necklace, face caps, sandals, dining sets and wall gallery. Old shoes and bags are customized and redesigned using fabric for prolonging its life span there by reducing the amount of waste and promoting our culture. Her products are unique as they are durable, stylish, and originally express our culture. For the past years she has trained youths on the technics to produce these products and accompany them in using the skill to create income for themselves in Yaoundé and Douala. She also trains youths on project management and writing in partnership with other organizations giving the trainees practical skills to complement their training.

Pauline was nominated for the Cameroon Heroes award because of the impact of her arts and craft works which has touched many lives. This award category was to recognize and appreciate an outstanding individual with mind-blowing inspiration and unique skills to create beautiful arts and craft edifices using diverse colors and or designs to produce fabulous outfit which arouse feelings of exhilaration, passion and longing, thereby impacting the lives of people in the community and contributing to the growth and development of the nation. All nominees had a 40% votes from the general public, 50% votes from the commission of independent judges and 10% votes from the GAICAM board. The judges which constituted 50% of the vote had to carry out their background checks  and private reviews in order to independently pass their judgment to whether the candidate deserve the award or not. Tchielock had a 24% vote from our independent commission of judges, a 27.25% vote from the general public and a 3% vote from the GAICAM board. Making a total vote of 54.25% final results with the runner up having 33.87% which made her the winner of the said category.

Congratulations once again Tchielock for your hard work. You have greatly contributed to the growth and development of your community. Your creativity and brilliant initiative in recycling has gone a long way in adding beauty on the African woman as well as reducing waste from our environment. This has made you our Heroin of the year.