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 THE GIRL-CHILD SHOULD BE EDUCATED Mar 10 Sophie Ngassa loved I AM HOMELESS IN MY HOMELAND Mar 10 Sophie Ngassa loved AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF Mar 10 Sophie Ngassa loved Only 50% - 50% Can Balance the scale! Mar 10 Sophie Ngassa loved World Cancer Day 2019 Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved I’m a WOMAN! Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved Lessons I have learnt from my Mother Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved YOU CAN DO MORE Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved A donation of hygienic sanitary material indicates rise in support to the needs of menstruating girls and women Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved My country Lebanon would have been a feminist country with true democracy.  Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved International Womens Day #balanceforthebetter Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved Romanticising Indigenous Identity Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved We do not want women to survive but to thrive! Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved Terrorized With the Image of Hell Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved Women's Day is everyday for me Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved My Dirge Song Mar 03 Sophie Ngassa loved Grateful To Meet A World Pulse Sister! Feb 21 Sophie Ngassa loved Victims, Prisoners: How international media stereotype women in Afghanistan Feb 21 Sophie Ngassa loved A love letter to the peacemakers of the world Feb 21 Sophie Ngassa loved Education an alternative for Radicalization in Afghanistan! Feb 21 Sophie Ngassa commented on Expanding my Project and Reaching Out to Girls in the South West Region of Cameroon. Sep 30, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Es una espera Sep 05, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on The Toughest Period in My Life Aug 22, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on SHARING THESAME ROOM WITH MY CO-WIFE Aug 21, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Leadership Within Aug 21, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Breaking the Silence in Family Rape Aug 20, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on WOMEN WON'T ''LOG OFF'' Aug 19, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on We Did It…We Made Bar Soap! Aug 11, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on On Women Aging Aug 09, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on InspireIT Third Season Second Cycle Aug 08, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on CAMEROON: Why Do Women Always Pay the Price for STIs? Aug 08, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Timeless tinders Aug 04, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on A letter to 20-year old ME Aug 04, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on On August 12, We Will Log On and Rise for the Youths. Will You Join Us? Jul 28, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on JANET Jul 25, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Women Have a Key Role to Play in Preserving our Environment. Jul 25, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Promoting the Skills of Young People. Learn Coding Software for FREE (Ages 8-24) Jul 20, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on My Campaign is Opening Doors for Collaboration Jul 19, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on CAMEROON: My Father Became an Accidental Feminist Jul 10, 2017 Sophie Ngassa commented on Who Makes You Happy? Jul 05, 2017