Former Cameroonian Midfielder, Eyong Enoh Joins The Commonwealth Education Trust As Charity Ambassador
Former professional footballer and Cameroonian midfielder, Eyong Enoh has teamed up with The Commonwealth Education Trust in support of our mission to build in-service teacher capacity through our digital, high-impact programme and virtual community, to enrich both the lives of the teachers, and those of the children they teach.
During the span of his career, Enoh has played for various clubs in eight different countries, including spells in both Cyprus and Northern Cyprus, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Turkey, Cameroon, and South Africa. He has also played for the likes of Ajax, Ajax Cape Town, Willem II, Standard Liège, Fulham, Antalyaspor, Mount Cameroon FC, Mağusa Türk Gücü, Enosis Neon Paralimni and Olympiakos Nicosia.
As a member of the Cameroon national team, he participated in the 2010 and 2014 editions of the FIFA World Cup as well as the 2010 and 2015 editions of the African Cup of Nations, reaching the quarterfinals of the former tournament.
After transitioning from active professional football, Eyong is dedicated to empowering athletes and professionals on how to achieve holistic success. He believes success must be attained with a sense of balance. His passion for personal development, growth and living a fulfilled life, is what drives him and hence the connection with The Commonwealth Education Trust.
Eyong Enoh said: “In order to empower the youth, education is vital, but this cannot be done unless teachers have the skills they need. A good and empowered teacher can change everything. I am looking forward to helping raise awareness of the important work of the CET, enabling us reach new audiences and inspire new fundraising activity”.
The Commonwealth Education Trust CEO, Betty Abeng said: “We’re delighted to welcome Eyong Enoh at such a crucial time. He is an incredible advocate, and will help us drive forward our work and raise awareness of the need for an investment in teachers and the critical role of teachers in ensuring the youth they have the tools they need to take responsibility for themselves, for others and for the planet”
According to World Bank, learning poverty affects over 250 million children around the world, stifling their life chances. It is estimated that up to 80% of children in low-income countries remain unable to read and understand a simple text by the age of ten.
In an effort to help address the issue of Learning Poverty, The Commonwealth Education Trust works across the Commonwealth countries to reach teachers in underserved areas through digital platforms which provide professional development opportunities.