Cameroon

Sophie Ngassa

Joined Aug 2015 Following: 287Followers: 182

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.Digital Action Campaign Narrative

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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 EmpowermentEducationEnvironmentGender-based ViolenceGirlsLeadershipTechnology & Innovation

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