Etienne Sonna (1946 – 2014)Etienne Sonna is the inspiration behind this initiative. And many will be wondering who this man is that they will never meet or encounter. The next few paragraph will summarize to you who Sonna Etienne was for the short life he lived.
Etienne SONNA was born around 1951, of the late Pierre NGUIMEZONG and late Anastasie TSAFACK. He lost his father at his early age (He was about 7 years old). Her mother relied solely on her field work to care for her 3 children. He was forced to do hard field work very early to pay for his education from primary and help his mother care for his two sisters. Obedient and hardworking, he was supported by the kindness of many acquaintance who had compassion toward his situation and will regularly supply him with clothing, food, and great advices. It is looking up to those good Samaritans in his life and their encouragement that Sonna Etienne drew the motivation to pursue his education against all odds.
His Education and Career
— 1957-1963: St Michael Catholic school crowned by the CEP.
— 1963-1967: C.E.G Dschang where he obtained the BEPC.
— 1967-1969: employed as a Chemical mixer at CICAM in Douala.
— 1969-1972: Study to be teacher at I.P.A.R. (Pedagogic Applied Institute to rural vocation) of Yaounde where he is graduate in 1972.
— 1972 – 1974: In order to improve his academic performance, he enrolled in the evening class at the Catholic neighborhood school Mokolo and obtained the Certificate of Probation D in June 1974.
— 1974 – 1976: After his Probation D, he joined a group to prepare the ENS and in 1976 he was admitted to the ENS exam, history-geography option.
— 1972-1976: In parallel, he was employed at the same institute I.P.A.R. as an advisor while continuing his education in the evening all the while.
— 1976-1979: Studied at ENS to become a middle school teacher which was sanctioned by DIPES 1 degree.
— 1979-1984: He is employed at the CES of Ngoumou, then transfer later to CES of Soa.
— 1984-1986: Back to study at ENS, to become a high school teacher which was sanctioned by the DIPES 2 degree.
— 1986-1994: He will be employed at the Lycee general Leclerc, then promoted later to executive manager at the Ministry of National Education, service of activities post & peri scholar.