Hi fellow members,
I am Emilia Epeti Miki, aged 27 and a Cameroonian. I am the founder of Denis Miki Foundation, a nonprofit charity organisation led by youths in Cameroon. I am more than delighted to join the Technology and Innovation group since I strongly believe that technology and constant innovations are need for attaining development goals in our different communities.
I am very passionate about technological things, which was the reason why I had as primary desire to study engineering. But then been from a typical African/Cameroonian family where the intelligent ones are believed to study and become medical doctors. I had to take my university course in Nursing which I was to continue after my BSc Degree to medicine. But after obeying family orders and desires, I had to change my course of study at the masters level to International Relations; speciality International Communications and Public Action. While at IRIC I had a classmate who left school in the second year after reading Think and Gorw Rich to take online courses and he is now a webmaster(www.blogvisa.com). From him I started receiving mentorship and training and became a blogger(www.starEblog.com) and through the blogging experience this last year I have upgraded form a technological novice to a web designer.
During these period, I realised that there are many youths most especially young girls like myself out there who have such desires to be Tech Youths or Girls. But in our communities this is very limited since first there are no Tech Schools or Centers for them to take trainings. So we have a project called the DMF Tech Center to Technologically Empower Youths, Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Widows. To teach them basic computer skills, coding and other technological programs. We are hoping to get funds to get the project on ground.
Presently we have created online communities that will give opportunity for secondary school students to practice blogging and gain free blogging trainings.
PS. I forgot to mention that I created an Android app for World Pulse which is presently on the Google Play Store. I am presently Editting my post and replying to comments from the app.