Rural Girls on Rescue Women Scholarhip: Equipping them with Computer Skills

Posted February 11, 2016 from Cameroon
Rural Girls in Rescue Women Scholarship Row
Learning basic computer skills -- Seeing and touching the computer for the first time.
Rural Girls in Rescue Women Scholarship Row
Rural Girls in Rescue Women Scholarship Row: Learning basic computer skills -- Seeing and touching the computer for the first time. (1/3)

Immediately after the VOF training in 2013, the thought of being solutions-oriented didn't leave me. With immediate effect (from VOF) I founded Rescue Women Girls Scholarship with the objective of paying tuition for poor and needy girls who had been caught out of mainstream education because of poverty.

In 2014/2015, the first set of scholarship for girls in Government Secondary School Bai Kuke kicked with 7 girls on the ticket, and one woman in Bamenda taking skills training to become a seamstress. It was very satisfying to meet that objective aimed at.

The 2015/2016 academic year saw an increase in the number of girls on the scholarship row. It moved from 8 total to 20 total on the row. These girls all live 3 different rural village communties in Cameroon (Bai Kuke, Bafut & Nkwen). Their parents are poor farmers.

In December this year, I thought of empowering the girls of Bai Kuke more. Then I introduced the Basic Computer lessons for all the girls in the scholarship row in Bai Kuke village. For the few days that I stayed in the village, I had four training sessions with the girls and they were, in effect, seeing and touching a computer for the first time. They were so excited being in control -- switching on the computer, typing, cutting and pasting and doing some basic things all by themselves.

The highlight of my visit, was when a few community member in Bai Kuke came to my fathers house [in Bai Kuke] with some bottles of drinks to say "thank you" for empowering girls of that community.

I can't wait to empower girls more!!!

Leading for the Future

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  • Sally maforchi Mboumien
    Feb 13, 2016
    Feb 13, 2016

    Nakinti dear Nothing is small as far as empowering girls is concern. I was wondering how it will look like if you added things like baking, knitting and basic hair dressing. Sister courage in the struggle!!.

  • Nakinti
    Feb 14, 2016
    Feb 14, 2016

    That is such a good idea sister. I hope with time we will get resource persons to implant those skills in the skills. It will go a long way to empower them, even more. Wao! thanks for proposing.

    Happy Valentine's Day Masalien.

    With love from Nakinti

  • Jamie Rezmovits
    Apr 20, 2016
    Apr 20, 2016

    Dear Nakinti,

    Thanks for participating!  And wow, the work you are doing with the girls is AWESOME.  And congratulations on your growth (from 7 girls on scholarship to already 20!)... clearly you are doing a lot of good.  You deserve all the thanks you are getting from those girls and their parents!  Way to go!

    With love and appreciation,

    Jamie (Chair, Global Advisory Network, Restorative Leadership Institute)

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