Thank you ICT

Blessdmams❤
Posted April 13, 2019 from Cameroon

After my university degree, l got a job in a reputable company as a secretary/cashier. While there l manually did everything like registration of entries, issuing of receipts etc l knew l was doing very well for myself until my company went bankrupt and shut down. That was when my frustration began because l had to search for a new job. 

I submitted applications for more than 2 years without being called in any of the companies. But I never gave up until one day l was called buy a company. I knew my joblessness was over.  Happily, l hurrilly  went there here was what the manager told me" you have a very rich profile, good educational background with high grades, required amount of work experience but we cannot hire you because you have no knowledge in ICT. Imagine how sad l was when l left that office. That was when l understood l was not ripe for the job market. Imagine l wasted 2years already.

Quickly l got myself enrolled in an ICT institution, and after 9months l got the required certificate to match this ever growing Technological increasing world. My knowledge in ICT was not enough but this was a starting point for me to get involved in my things. I can now exploit my phone better, l can now Google search many important informations, l can now send and receive mails, l also submit applications online, l am now a social media activist, own my own blog,l can better manipulate my television screen at home and at times use it as a monitor. Wow this and so more l no longer need to go long distances looking for that male phone Technician or Television manipulator for slight little faults which at times were even caused by ignorance. 

Today through the various online applications l was able to submit l now work with a female engineer.. who said engineering is only for males? Today through information Technology my boss is the lone female engineer in my region and just by working with her l am now totally transformed. Our company is highly involved in the motivation of female engineers.  We have won several international and national awards because we choose to be greatly involved in "ICT world"  

To my fellow women, the world we live in now, l call it "ICT world" we breath it, we drink it, we are transformed by it. Don't be left out, Don't only wait to be given the opportunity, cease it, be part of it. And you will be amazed by how transformed your life has become. Shalom!!!

This story was submitted in response to Girls in ICT Day.

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Jensine Larsen
Apr 13
Apr 13

Shalom Blessdmams! What a powerhouse you are, tackling every obstacle in your way. You are shining light now for other women and girls that they can do this too, and earn income and build power and freedom. Well done my sister!

Blessdmams❤
Apr 13
Apr 13

Shalom sister. I always say let our expirience make us better and no bitter

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

Hi Blessdmams,

Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I'm glad that you persevered, gained some education/knowledge, and ended up on top! Good job! Do you work with Sophie?

Hope you're having a safe, good weekend.

Blessdmams❤
Apr 13
Apr 13

Thanks alot sister Jlanghus. No l don't work with sophie. I work with Immaculate construction. She is the only female engineer in the northwest region of Cameroon.

Jill Langhus
Apr 13
Apr 13

You're welcome:-) Oh. Interesting. I wonder if Immaculate and Sophie know each other, then? Is she on WP? It would great if she joined us!

Evelyn Fonkem
Apr 14
Apr 14

Great piece dear

Blessdmams❤
Apr 14
Apr 14

Thanks sister

Raquel Daniel
Apr 26
Apr 26

This warmed my heart. I am inspired!

Lisbeth
May 06
May 06

Great work, I think you are somebody who never give up, keep it up.