Initiative Update

Digital education and training for young mothers

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Posted September 26, 2020 from Cameroon

Cameroon has been experiencing a humanitarian crisis since 2016 which caused schools to be closed down. Between 2016 and present date, the rate of teenage pregnancies and motherhood has tripled. Young girls experience high rate of gender base violence, specifically rape and sexual abuse which results to pregnancies. They have now become mothers, not by choice but because a number of them have also lost their friends to unwanted or forced abortions.

As a #SheTransfromTech Featured Changemaker my initiative is to digitally empower these vulnerable young women so that they will gain the exposure they need, network, gain opportunities for empowerment and life transformation.

This activity was planned in July and 30 young mothers, 12 pregnant young women were trained on digital skills. By the end of my tenure as a #SheTransfromTech Featured Changemaker I hope to impact 750 young mother, women/girls with disabilities and women/girls living with HIV/AIDS in the North West Region of Cameroon. This month of July, I have impacted 42 young women.

These young women face the challenge of accessing digital tools for continuity. We are hoping that some digital tools may be donated to them as support for their digital education and economic empowerment.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

42

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Honorine Ngenwi
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hi sister Vero how are you. I am so happy for what you are doing in the lives of those young mothers. With the present situation in our country I pray that all efforts put together will never ever go in vein in Jesus name Amen.
Thanks so much for the work done dispite all challenges.
Good luck and God guidance.
Love you

Nini Mappo
Sep 27
Sep 27

Hello Veronica,
Thank you for sharing the progress of your initiative, and congratulations on your growing impact, and the time, resources and effort you invest in these girls to see their lives transformed. May God repay you a hundred fold for the love and compassion you have shown these women, and the impact that will have on their children too. Good on you :)

Hello, our unstoppable sister Veronica,

You are doing important work, and I applaud you for every girl you empower digitally. Thank you for changing the lives of 42 girls. I believe you will be able to reach your target. Thank you for inspiring us with your Changemaker journey. Looking forward to your future updates. Please stay safe!