A BAMILEKE ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the website of Cercle d’Amis Bamileke d’Atlanta, also known as Cercle ABA. Cercle ABA was established in the year 2012 as a Bamileke Association in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. A Bamileke is a person whose ancestral heritage is from the Western Region of Cameroon. For purposes of our association, a Bamileke includes a person born of Bamileke parent(s), a person adopted by Bamileke parent(s), or a person affiliated by marriage to a Bamileke.
EMPHASIS ON SOLIDARITY
Cercle ABA was created with a special emphasis on solidarity, mutual love, and friendship among its members. The premise of the association is to treat each other like brothers and sisters, to be there for each other in times of happiness and in times of need, and to seek to bring together all Bamileke sons and daughters within the Atlanta Metro Area and the State of Georgia as a whole.
A FAMILY ASSOCIATION
A fundamental element of Cercle ABA is its family orientation. We function as a family unit where everyone is treated as brothers and sisters. Cercle ABA is a community of people who care about each other, and care deeply about our brothers and sisters in the Western Region of Cameroon. The association is committed to maintaining its family-centered approach as the root of its existence.
PRESERVATION OF CULTURE
Cercle ABA was founded as a vehicle to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Bamileke people of Cameroon far away from our motherland. As stewards of the Bamileke Culture, the members of Cercle ABA have a responsibility to uphold our Bamileke cultural values as well as teach the younger generations what it means to be Bamileke.
OUR FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
Foster a spirit of solidarity within the Bamileke Community.
Enhance peaceful coexistence in the Bamileke Community.
Foster a spirit of love and friendship within the Bamileke Community.
Undertake development projects in the Western Region of Cameroon.
Protect and promote the cultural heritage of the Bamileke people of Cameroon.