3 years of engagement

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Jedidiah Talom Foundation

The Jedidiah Talom Foundation is a 501(C) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to empower underprivileged girls and communities in Africa to improve their quality of life and break the cycle of poverty.

With your support, we help them have access to essential needs such as personal care products, education, healthcare, clean water, and other necessities. We also support art, vocational training and micro-projects .

What we Do

Our Mission

In Loving Memory of

Jedidiah Talom

Jedidiah Talom was a beautiful, talented, and passionate young adult, a senior at Texas A&M University. She and her family immigrated to the USA from Cameroon (Africa) when she was 8 years old. She never had a chance to go back for a visit.

Just a few months before her passing, Jedidiah shared with her mom her desire to help underprivileged girls in Africa by providing them with menstrual pads and other toiletries, supporting education, social and economic development.

The family was planning for their first trip back to Cameroon upon her graduation. So naturally, Jedidiah was looking forward to it, so she can start her project. But, unfortunately, she left us too soon on September 6, 2019. That’s why her family decided to carry on her vision through the Jedidiah Talom Foundation.

Forever in our Heart

Our Goals for 2024

You can help us by donating

Personal Care

Provide GN Packs to 100 Girls monthly

We have provided GN packs (Girl’s Necessities Packs) to 50 girls monthly in 2023 and aim to double that number this year. A typical GN Pack contains menstrual pads, soap, body lotion, toothpaste, etc…


$4,000 Raised

$12,000 Goal

Social & Economic Development

Support Education, Skill Training & Micro-Projects

We have helped a few girls with school fees, bought two sewing machines and paid for training to help two girls in urgent need. We want to give 10 scholarships and support training and equipment for 5 girls this year.


$1,100 Raised

$5,000 Goal


Assist with a critical medical need to safe a life

Last year, we were so happy to assist Maurelle, a young girl in Cameroon who needed support for dialysis treatment. We covered the cost for an entire year. For this year, we want to help 3 girls with a lifesaving treatment.


$400 Raised

$3,000 Goal

Smart Donation

You can Shop For our Cause

We have put together a collection of various articles with Jedidiah’s artworks to celebrate her life and carry on her legacy. These articles are great as gifts for different occasions or for your personal use. Again, 100% of the benefits go to the foundation, to support our mission through various projects.

Call for participation

Become An Ambassador

Do you have a passion for Africa and a desire to impact the lives of disadvantaged girls and their communities positively? Join us as an Ambassador and bring about change in the lives of those who need it most!

Our ambassadors are dedicated individuals and organizations that help promote our cause and raise money to support our mission. As an ambassador, you can launch fundraisings, seek sponsorships, and use your platforms and connections to create awareness about our work.

With your help, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We would be honored to have you serve as an ambassador for the Jedidiah Talom Foundation.


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Our Bord Of Directors

Natalie Talom


Nathalie Talom is a mother of three children, including Jedidiah Talom, who was her firstborn. She finds so much comfort in carrying Jedidiah's dreams for Africa.

Melinda Hall


Melinda has engineering and finance degrees from Texas A&M University. She is the mother of two boys and works at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Sundie Noah


Sundie Noah was a missionary in Cameroon, Central Africa, for 15 years, where she met her husband, Jean-Claude. Together, they have three children: Zoë, Hannah, and Kohen.

Lisette Tenlep Akers

Vice president

Lisette Tenlep Akers is the mother of two kids. She is a chemist with 10+ years of professional experience in Research & Development and Renewable energy.

Dawn Dershem

Advocacy Director

Dawn was a public school teacher and Reading Specialist for 31 years. She was also a Sunday School teacher for children 3 to 6. One of her greatest honors was to have Jedidiah and her siblings call her “Grandma.”

From the Blog

Latest News & Articles

Period Poverty: What Everybody Should Know

“Every Girl should be able to manage her periods with safety and dignity.” – The Jedidiah Talom Foundation. Did you know period poverty is the root cause of many evils among underprivileged girls and women around the world? Period poverty refers to the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products,

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Let’s Empower Girls

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.”  -African proverb. Empowering girls socially and economically can make positive changes that benefit individuals and the communities they belong to. By providing comprehensive support and encouraging girls to be confident, self-reliant,

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