Sophie Ngassa

Joined Aug 2015
  • Ambassador
  • Featured Changemaker
  • Featured Storyteller
  • Advanced Digital Changemaker
  • Impact Leader
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Digitally Empower Girls in STEM With Me

What I'm Leading

STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — are fields for boys.At least, that’s what I believed as a young girl, just as most girls do in Cameroon. But a woman can do the same job that a man does. It’s time to break those glass ceilings and make it easier for girls to take on male jobs.

I’m proof that it’s possible! I taught in a technical college for 13 years, where I saw how wide the gender gap is in STEM. In 2010 I created the Center for Youth Education and Economic Development, where I run programs to train and mentor girls in basic programming and other digital skills.

I am dedicated to inspiring girls early on so they know STEM is for them too.

Who I'm Impacting

2,000 girls and 500 women in the next 2 years.

How to Get Involved

My Updates

My Big Audacious Passion Project entitled #GiftFromMum project Jan 11 I attended a Workshop for Violent Extremism stakeholders for Peace Storytellers on Wednesday, November 14, at the U.S. Embassy Yaounde. Nov 18, 2018 Inmate ICT trainees prayed for me Nov 02, 2018 E -Mentoring Session during the STEM Holiday Boot Camp at CYEED. Sep 04, 2018 Our Inmates at Bamenda prison have become productive! Aug 07, 2018 I have become a Digital Rights Advocate for Cameroon. Jul 21, 2018 The First Phase of ICT training for our inmates ended with a ceremony. May 10, 2018 My project expands to our inmates at the Bamenda Central Prison Feb 28, 2018 I am one of the honored heroines showcased for my work in the Digital Field in Cameroon. Feb 22, 2018 Technovation Bamenda Launch workshop Dec 18, 2017 We participated in the first ever Career Fair in Bamenda Dec 01, 2017 A STEM Advocate and Trainer as Guest on a TV Cooking Show! Nov 06, 2017 More Exciting News about the Impact of “Bring a Girl to STEM” Sep 14, 2017 Expanding my Project and Reaching Out to Girls in the South West Region of Cameroon. Aug 11, 2017 My Campaign is Opening Doors for Collaboration Jul 08, 2017 Part 6: Thinking Globally and Building Locally using my Video. Jul 02, 2017 Part 5: STEM Mentoring Program: “#STEMingUp a Sister” to Create a Smoother Path for our Future Techies. Jun 14, 2017 Feedback about the Amazing Impact of my Online and Offline Digital Action Campaign Jun 06, 2017 Part 4: Amplifying my Campaign on Local Radio Station to cause a Ripple Effect. May 30, 2017 Part 3: Building a Culture of Peer Education and Role Modelling. May 20, 2017 Part 2: Launching the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Championship 2017 at CYEED training center. May 20, 2017 Part 1: Creating a Platform to Connect, Share and Celebrate our Talents May 20, 2017

Bio

About Me

Sophie is very passionate about technology innovations. She has been teaching in a Technical College for 13 years. She is a TechWomen 2014 fellow, AnitaB.org Africa community Leader and a Grace Hopper Scholar 2016. She is a Technovation Challenge Reg Amb; Her Story Matters Regional Ambassador and the Women TechMakers Lead of GDG Bamenda, Cameroon. She founded in 2010 a youth vocational technical training and entrepreneurship development center called CYEED http://www.cyeed.net/

Recently completed a post graduate program in Water Resources Management in the University of Dschang (FASA).

She strives to create sustainable and accessible technology-based solutions for undeserved communities and engaged in finding new approaches to face challenges in her community.

She is actively engaged in motivating girls’ interest in STEM by providing digital hands-on skills for young women in her community.

My Vision

Building a society where women are secured via strong engagement in productive and sustainable activities in STEM fields.

Needs

Equipment and material : computers, laptops, tablets, tables & chairs, internet credit, projector & white board, flip chart and stand. .

Abilities

CYEED has a computer lab and one teacher. I can offer training in MOS applications, MIT App Inventor and Scratch programming languages.

Interests

Economic PowerEducationEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipTechnology

Posts

Activity

Sophie Ngassa loved Making #WomensHealth a Priority Mar 27 Sophie Ngassa loved Every Child is important Mar 26 Sophie Ngassa loved The Reality of GBV part 2, Near solution? Mar 26 Sophie Ngassa loved Period Pride - Enough with the Taboo Mar 26 Sophie Ngassa loved I was sexually harassed by a person I looked up to - 我被崇拜的人性骚扰了 - Story Time #TimesUp #Metoo Mar 26 Sophie Ngassa loved WHY I PRODUCE/EMPOWER BOKI POOR WOMEN WITH NUTRITION BASKETS Mar 26 Sophie Ngassa loved I ENCOURAGED MY BEST FRIEND TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT HER HIV STATUS AND LIVE POSITIVELY Mar 25 Sophie Ngassa loved Refugees Welcome Mar 25 Sophie Ngassa loved My Superwoman Mar 25 Sophie Ngassa loved Keep on fighting Mar 24 Sophie Ngassa loved I Lose no opportunity to be mentored Mar 24 Sophie Ngassa loved World Pulse and IWD in Chennai Mar 24 Sophie Ngassa loved Falling, and then, Learning Mar 24 Sophie Ngassa loved Water Crisis on World Water Day Mar 22 Sophie Ngassa loved DIGITAL BALANCE FOR BETTER!: Building a Digital Balance World as a World Pulse Ambassador Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Change does begin with a story Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa commented on Sharing Love Makes us Wealthy. Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved My first open letter to my first newborn Niece Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Gender and Fiction Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Stop Violence Against Women In Politics (#StopVAWIP) Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Have you ever felt invisible? Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa commented on Our children stayed out of school. Oct 02, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on How the women felt ? Aug 27, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on I have become a Digital Rights Advocate for Cameroon. Aug 15, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Reproductive health and rights proposal Aug 10, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Step One to your own job: Dream big, plan bigger - Part II Aug 08, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on I need some one to join me in reviewing project proposals for grants. Aug 07, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Step One to your own job: Dream big, plan bigger Aug 07, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on DALOY, Wealth of Batis-AWARE Women Aug 04, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on DEDICATED TO WHOM I HAVE NOT MET YET...BUT WILL MEET SOON Aug 04, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Download Our Economic Power Resources Toolkit Aug 04, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Women Are Wealthier When They Uplift Other Women Jul 31, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Empowering Rural Girls to Code Jul 31, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Patriarchy and Sexism Cannot Stop Indian Women: The Economics Of Resilience Jul 27, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on My Resource Map - MY NEEDS Jul 26, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on The Transformative Tech Academy (TTA) is a program to help tech entrepreneurs working on tech solutions for mental health, emotional wellbeing and joy to accelerate their product and business development. Jul 26, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on The Wealth of Women:Economic Power. Jul 26, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Visible Resistance- Post Projects- have creatives contribute for free! Jul 26, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Personal Brand Clarity Workbook Jul 20, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on How to Create a Resource Map Jul 18, 2018