Comfort Mussa, Cameroonian activist, youth leader and freelance journalist has been handed the “Commonwealth Points Of Light” award by her Majesty the Queen of England
Handed on June 27 as the 145th Commonwealth Point of Light awardee, the award recognises her services in supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Comfort Mussa is founder of ‘SpeakSister237’.
She is known for her long-time support to minority groups and women, empowering them to tell their stories and break the silence on taboo subjects.
Comfort also supports disabled and vulnerable people in Yaounde, where she provides help and basic necessities like hand sanitizers and mask during this crisis time
The Points of Light award recognises outstanding volunteers every day in a week–people whose service is making a difference in their communities.
The award began in America under President George Bush and today, over 6,000 inspiring people have been recognized.
Since 2014, the UK Prime Minister has been recognising a daily point of Light from the UK, with over 1,400 leaders now recognized.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the award is focused exclusively on the 54 commonwealth countries
In her words of gratitude, Comfort gives honor to the award and thanked Her Majesty The Queen and the High Commissions of UK and Cameroon on behalf of Sisterspeak237
“To Cameroonians, keep asking yourselves the question “what can I do for my community”? She said
“There’s always something to do to make our communities a better place and make life better for other people”