“Creating a platform to celebrate girl’s and women’s talents”
Today I am lunching the first part of my Digital Action Campaign on “Bring a Girl to STEM”. It is an off line activity, a “ Pitching Event” for past winners of Technovation Challenge 2016 semifinalist in Bamenda to share their success stories with their peers. This team called “Trail Blazers” is having avery thrilling presentation that isgetting the girls excited about the Technovation Challenge program.
This event is taking place today, the 3rd and the 4th May 2017 during the #YesSheCodes Bootcamp for girls, a result-oriented hands-on workshops on Graphic Design to promote my campaign and highlight #STEM4Girls and #Mentrs4Change hash tag.
30 girls aged 10 to 18 in Bamenda are gaining digital skills from 2 highly motivated guest trainers from Silicon Valley in collaboration with Rose academies Her Story Matters and HOVO.
I am on a mission to double the number of girls that attend STEM programs in Cameroon in order to eliminate of gender disparity in STEM education and to building a synergy of likeminded people to foster a culture of role modeling and mentorship.
Listening to success stories has stimulate the girls and made them excited to want to participate in future Tech world competitions such as Microsoft, Google etc. This will as well encourage them to opt for STEM education at school.
Getting many girls to attend STEM programs will help them feel like they have the power to get in to programs that are perceived as difficult and choose a career path that is regarded as hard.
My motivation in life is my personal experience that gives me the strong urge to share my passion for STEM and make girls and young women explore their talents to their fullest potentials.
Being very passionate about technology innovations my goal is to inspire them early on, and help develop their passion for STEM so they will stay engaged throughout their school year with the help of female professional mentors.
Most interesting on this day is the presence of two world pulse sisters form Bamenda at the #YesSheCodes Boot Camp. They are here to support my digital action campaign.
Feka Parchibelle is one of our special guest speaker. She is a Technovation mentor for 2017. Today she is happily sharing her challenges and her aspirations for next year given the challenges we had internet challenges this year. She called on the girls to stand up and face their challenges and seek solutions together.
Sally Mboumien is the second special guest speaker. She as well issharingher experience about the Technovation 2016 Regional Pitch event which she attended. She inspired the girls to register for future STEM programs.
It is really an amazing experience to have your sisters believe in your dream, support your vision for change and finally help in turning your dreaminto reality.
We are calling on parents to register their daughters ages 10 to 18 for free at “Tech Universe” our new digital literacy and multi media center to gain STEM skills with the assistance of female mentors who are excited to support the girls during the trainings to build a project.
It is very amazing to see girls excited about STEM applications and already inspired to choose STEM education at school, getting encouraged to play a leadership role such as peer-education and later on consider a career in STEM field. Stay tuned for up dates.