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 Reduce the gender divide in Africa Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Widows Forum Engagement on Rights of Women And Girls Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved I AM REMARKABLE - KEEP SAYING IT OUT LOUD, LADIES! Mar 20 Sophie Ngassa loved Hon.Elsie, County Women Leaders pay a visit to a mother of quintuplets Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved How quickly HIV changed Yaya's life Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Rural Kenya: Young Women's Determination to Equip Girls with Digital Skills #BalanceForBetter Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Impact of Breaking the Silence Outreach and Programs in isolated regions in India Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Impact of Breaking the Silence outreach and programs in isolated regions in India Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved WE ARE THE WORLD PULSE WOMEN ! Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Child Sexual Abuse: Today Georgi, who next??? Mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Say NO to Cyber Bullying Mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Education spaces with youth mental wellbeing Mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Emerging Leaders: Shibani Chakravorty Mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Learning and Re-Learning from the Sankofa: Culture and Africa’s Future Mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved A project on mensural hygiene. Mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Ethiopia Mar 13 Sophie Ngassa loved #GirlsInnovate: IWD 2019 Mar 13 Sophie Ngassa loved The reality of GBV in society Mar 13 Sophie Ngassa loved Art a means to change hearts Mar 13 Sophie Ngassa loved Commemorating not just a day, but an entire week in honour of my womanhood Mar 13 Sophie Ngassa commented on CHALLENGES WOMEN FACE IN ENTERPRENEUR STARTUPS Aug 27, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on My sisters; my wealth Jul 31, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Women are Precious Jul 27, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on We Moved from a Virtual Meet up to Valuable Physical Meeting. Jul 19, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Amplify Change Grant - Funding up to EUR40,000 for a maximum of 1-year* Jul 12, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on I am TRANSFORMING them from PRISONERS to #PRISONPRENEURS Jul 12, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on 'Ramadan Kitchen' Gives Syrian Refugees A Taste Of Home Jul 12, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Summer brings lush beauty to my flower beds and potted plants Jun 25, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Time to Shout #BabaeAko (I am a Woman) Jun 18, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on I overcame my fears through the use of social media Jun 18, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on RESCUE FOR THE ABANDONED Jun 08, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on I Tried To Save Mother And Son, But They Died! Jun 08, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Social Media Will Be The Death Of Sexism May 31, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on World Pulse is a Global Movement to Empower Women May 30, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on It is ok to be different. May 30, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Role of Women in Technology Interview May 30, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on YOUR LIFE ONLINE - Social Media, your Digital Identity and how to detect simple online scam attempts May 30, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on The Power of 12: The Artists and their creations May 24, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Thanks to digital technology for changing perceptions for women and girls with disabilities May 19, 2018 Sophie Ngassa commented on Internet Society Global Survey - Add your voice! May 17, 2018