Campaign Update

More Exciting News about the Impact of “Bring a Girl to STEM”

Sophie Ngassa
Posted September 14, 2017 from Cameroon

During the past 3 months, some female leaders and parents in my community have taken time off their busy schedules to visit CYEED digital empowerment center for girls. http://www.cyeed.net/

“Bring a girl to STEM” is gradually becoming a reality, thanks to our collective efforts and especailly the World Pulse platform. One of the goals of our STEM programs is to spike children’s interest and encourage them to explore problems in their communities, and later seek solutions using technology with the assistance of mentors. #STEM4Girls #Mentors4Change. We also envision that parents will have their views changed that STEM professions is not for their girls and will be encouraged to register their secondary school girl children aged 10 to 18 for our STEM programs.

One of our visitors was Anrette Ngafor, the manager of NATCHO Comprehensive College in Bamenda. Anrette is also female educationist and fashion designer running a brand called “Liiber London”. She is a community leader, very passionate about the education and social well-being of children especially girls in our community. Since 2014 this amazing lady has been very supportive towards our STEM programs at CYEED. She had been a speaker in one of the events that I organized as Women Techmakers Lead for GDG Bamenda on the International Women’s day 2015.

On that special day, she shared her love with us at CYEED digital empower center for girls accompanied by her husband. At the center, she was very impressed by what she saw. During her visit she asked lots of questions concerning running the programs at her school and exchange visits for students. We chatted about the actual socio-political challenges that we face presently in Cameroon and how we can contribute to change the situation. She encouraged me with heart touching words of advice that Iwill never forget.The children at CYEED were as well very happy to have a special guest.Thanks my dear sister.

In addition, some parents especially mothers have also stopped by at CYEED to say thank you, after noticing the change in the digital skills of their daughters. After the training at CYEED, the children want to keep on practicing at home. So they keep on demanding their parents to buy them computers and laptops. About 10 parents have come to me seeking information on where to buy computers for their kids for home use.Other want their kids to have home classes.

Two weeks ago I accompanied the mother of one of our daughters at CYEED to buy a fairly used laptop for her self and a desktop for her family.I was very excited when she rang my phone, shouting out out with joy to thank me and asking me to come with her to get digital equipment for her family. I did it with all delight and love,together we shared the wave of joy, making her so happy. My heart was full of joy on that day.

I really appreciate all the efforts some parents make to keep their kids up to date in this digital age. I dream of a nation where all women will be included in this digital revolution. Thanks to World Pulse that offers this great opportunity.

It is evident that, girls need to see women today who succeed in STEM fields. They need women as role models who lead by example to inspire them to be whatever they want to be.Together we can make this happen.

Now more than ever, we need to come together to help girls and women make their way in tech. Please help us reach our goal to inspire 1000 girls to opt for STEM at school by donating ICT equipment, text books and science kits. Your monetary contributions are greatly appreciated too. Any gift amount is essential to the cause. If you want to assist us, please send an email to cyeedngo@yahoo.com. Thanks in advance.

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

6500

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Mariatu Lawan
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 14, 2017

Hi Sophie that's a great job you are going to impact the life of young girls may the Almighty give you the strength to continue this Wonderful work

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017

Dear Mariatu, Thanks for you encouraging words and your wonderful prayers. Amen! I receive it.

Olutosin
Sep 14, 2017
Sep 14, 2017

Way to go my sister. Keep on breaking barriers and changing lives. I love your footsteps.

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017

Dear Olutosin,My heart sparks when I read a comment form a great leader and visionary like you. Thanks dear, I am taking one step at a time,changing one community at a time.

Olutosin
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017

My dearest sister,  I dey hail.

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 15, 2017

Thank you sis.

Adanna
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 16, 2017

Well done sis!

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 16, 2017

Thanks dear sister. We are in this struggle together.

Andreia Marques
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 16, 2017

Dear sister, the thought of more girls joining me and others like me in the field of STEM brings joy to my heart. I hope many more join your effort.

Love, a computer scientist from Brazil.

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 17, 2017
Sep 17, 2017

Dear Andreia, Thanks for your comment. Yes! Together we can make this happen. The girls are joining STEM bit by bit. 

ARREY - ECHI
Sep 22, 2017
Sep 22, 2017
Sophie Ngassa
Sep 23, 2017
Sep 23, 2017

Dear sis Arrey, Really you said it all. We are in this impact together. Congrats for the great work on your own side. Let's keep on .Cheers!

Jackie Lidubwi
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Greetings,

Best regards and keep up with the good work, role modelling is very important in this age and era,i pray you get the funds to continue with the good job.

Jackie

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Dear Jackie, Thanks very much.Well, I am hoping for the best. Please you can help by sharing my work Thanks.

mae me
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Dear Sophie.  What an amazing project.  I really hope too that more women will be joining this STEM and women will be empowered and gain knowledge.

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 25, 2017

Dear Maeann, glad to hear from you once more. Yes that's my prayer and I am workng towards achieving all my goals. Thanks for your kind words.

Amal Patricia Stifoni
Sep 26, 2017
Sep 26, 2017

You are an amazing woman dear Sophie, I am sure you will keep on doing wonderful things and helping others 

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

Dear Amal, Thank you so much. I really want to do more and more. Our girls are in need.

Diviner Suh
Sep 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

Dear Aunty Sophie, I can feel your impact. You are a true leader in our community. Our girls will never forget you. Thanks for inspiring me .Love.

Sophie Ngassa
Sep 30, 2017
Sep 30, 2017

My dear sis Diviner, I am glad to know that I inspired you. It makes me happier and keeps me motivated. Thanks.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 04, 2017
Oct 04, 2017

Dear Sophie your stories always inspire because I love working with young girls and women. I believe that in this day and age women and girls have to be empowered and teaching them about technology is very important. Continue with the good work my dear.

Sophie Ngassa
Oct 10, 2017
Oct 10, 2017

Dear Anita, Thank you the your encouraging words. STEM is really important for girls and women.

Tamarack Verrall
Oct 29, 2017
Oct 29, 2017

Dear Sophie,

What a difference you are making in the lives of these girls! I loved reading about your work, your class being visited by another women in leadership, the excitement of mothers seeing their daughters explore new possibilities. It is so important that girls have access to STEM, and you are making that happen! I look forward to their leadership in this world.

In sisterhood,

Tam

Sophie Ngassa
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 16, 2017

Dear Tam, Thanks for reading and commenting on my post.I feel so honored beloved sister.My big dream is to see these girls emerge as STEM leaders.