This family foundation is to honor the legacy of our father, Victor Founta, a.k.a. Victor Futche (1920 - 2006). "Futche" is written in ngemba (mother tongue) as "Ffutche". His honorary name (in the Bamougoum kingdom) is Defoe Sufoe
Mr. Ffutche was born around 1920 in Kamkouop, a small locality in the Bamougoum village in West Cameroon. The language spoken in Bamougoum is called Ngemba, literally translated to "I am saying...". Ngemba is shared by 4 other villages in West Cameroon: Bansoa, Bafounda, Bamendjou, and Bameka. Mr. Ffutche and his sister, Ms. Martine Djichou were the two surviving children of Mr. Temedjeu and Ms. Metsefang.
Mr. Ffutche moved from the village to the city (Douala) when he was just 7 years old; and that's where all his 12 children were born.
His life was guided by three key principles:
First, he strongly believed in the preservation of our cultural heritage and the values of Family. Our lives must be rooted in our culture and tradition to procure the balance and stability we all crave. We must cherish that culture and tradition; for they are our identity. He instilled in us the sense of family, and did the best he could to ensure we remain attach to family values.
Mr. Ffutche never had a chance to get past the middle school; but he understood the importance of academic education and his dedication to the academic success of his children was second to none.
A community leader and the father of every child, Mr. Ffutche believed that as parent and elder, our responsibility is not only to be parent for our children, but to be parent and elder for every child that looks up to us, every child that reaches out to us, or every child that needs us. For everyone, he was simply "Dad".
When it comes to serving his community, here is what he used to say: "If you have a pill of Tylenol at home for prevention and you see someone in pain, you ought to give that pill to that person".
Mr. Ffutche was the heir of the Temejeu family, which is the backbone of the Ffutche Foundation.
The work of this foundation initially focuses on improving the life condition of the people in the Bamougoum village. This village of over 150,000 inhabitants lacks the basic healthcare services and educational opportunities. Through healthcare events, scholarship opportunities, workforce training, etc., we hope to take on the things "Dad" cared so much about, for the betterment of the community he left behind.