About Henriette NSHAN TEM - Celebrating The Life Of Henriette Thatcher!

Born on the 24th of November 1975 to DONG Henry TEM and Paulina AMBUNG TEM both from the Mekaf Village, Fungom Subdivision and Menchum Division of the North West Region of Cameroon, Henriette was born in Mile Four Limbe, the South West Region of Cameroon. 

She was the first child in a family of six ( three boys and three girls).

Early Life and Youth:

Henriette grew up in Mile Four Limbe, where she completed her First School Education in 1988. She gained admission into Government Technical High School Ombe in 1988, where she obtained a CAP (Certificat d'Aptitude Professionelle) in Shorthand Typist in 1993, and a G.C.E A/Level in Secretarial Administration and Communication Skills in 1995, scoring the school a 2% success in the overall Technical GCE 1995 session,, where she was the only successful candidate.

She wrote and passed the entrance examination into the University Institute of Technology Douala, and was admitted meritoriously into year one of Bilingual Secretarial Administration. In 1998 she obtained an HND in Bilingual Secretarial Administration and went job hunting.

After a series of part-time jobs with SO.NA.RA, CAMTEL and Group D. SANDJOUN, God blessed her with a permanent job with Africa's Telecommunications Giant MTN Cameroon in 2000.
About Henriette NSHAN TEM
About Henriette NSHAN TEM
In 2008, Henriette applied for a Masters Programme with the University of Douala, and was granted admission, She tediously worked and studied at the same time, and finally graduated with a Masters in Business Administrations in 2011. 

In 2012 she had a twist in life and resigned from MTN, joined the UNICEF Cameroon for temporal assignments, and until she died she was working on an individual platform to success.

Empowerment Efforts:

Henriette was the National President of the Mekaf Women Cultural and Development Association, geared toward the empowerment of the girl child in the Mekaf Community and support development activities in the Mekaf Village.

Henriette provided shelter for street children and integrated them socially, by giving them opportunities to learn a trade and make life useful.


Henriette appeared so many times on different television series as a lead actress and features with the name Thatcher. She loved singing, writing reading, and was passionate about the happiness of others.


Henriette NSHAN TEM was a single mother of two, a boy 13 years and a girl 4 years.


Henriette NSHAN TEM has passed on to glory on Saturday 27 February 2021. She was renowned for her work in the domain of social affairs and advocacy, Henriette Thatcher, as she was commonly called, succumbed to the cold hands of death today after battling with a protracted illness. 

She died at the age of 46.

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