Campaign Update

A STEM Advocate and Trainer as Guest on a TV Cooking Show!

Sophie Ngassa
Posted November 6, 2017 from Cameroon
Sophie and Aneh discussing about STEM education for Girls during a Cooking Show
Thrilled to be a guest on Aneh's Cooking TV Show.
CEO of Aneh's Cooking TV Show.
CEO of Aneh's Cooking TV Show. (1/2)

Last month I received an exciting massage via face book messenger form a lady appreciating the work I do for our girls. Her words were so kind and touching. Later on she inviting me to be one of the special guests on her TV Cooking Show. Pondering about the relationship between STEM and cooking, I was confused about what response I could give. During our chat she explained the link and I happily accepted the invite. Yeah! I was happy because this was another amazing opportunity to have my campaign reach a wider audience and touch many more lives.

For the past 6 months, Aneh Mundi as well as many other people have been following up my digital action campaign and activities for “Bring a Girl to STEM very keenly on social media.

Aneh Mundi runs a TV Food Show in Cameroon called “Aneh’s Food Show” which isbroadcasted on our national television stationon Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). Thousands of women follow this program keenly. Anehis food scientist and a community leader excelling in the field of cookery. Sheis very concerned about good health and wellness.

I was very honored and excited to learn from her that I had caught her attention on social media causing her to follow and support my vision for change.

During the show she explained that cooking is the art of using the knowledge of food science be able to prepare food stuff in a way that will be appetizing and keep all the nutrients that the food contained. We chatted over the work I do at CYEED especially about “Bring a Girl to STEM” digital action, at same time we were cooking the delicious meal.

The meal for my session was cabbage and fish. She talked about the health importance of cabbage, the essence of fish and how to avoid destroying the nutrients in this rich vegetable. It was exciting to see how she used an appropriate cooking method that kept all the vitamins in place.

I admired the way she blended the art of cooking and home economics into STEM. This lady really impressed me by the way she presented and led the show. I was very happy when she opted to be one of the mentors for our girls.

Another exciting period during was during the recording of the show with lots of fun behind the camera. On that day I met 2 other outstanding leaders who were also invited guests for the cooking show. It was great meeting and connecting other champions and sharing our challenges in community leadership. We talked about our different projects, thinking of ways we could work together for a greater impact.

At the end of the show, there was good link between the science of cooking and the STEM programs. Hence forth we will collaborate on our projects.

We ended happily by eating the delicious meal. Women are real problem solvers and most powerful in bringing change in the community. When you educate a woman, you have empowered a whole nation. When our girls succeed the whole community, nation and the world at large will benefit.

Find the video link thatwent live on Cameroon Radio Televisionon Sunday 05/ 11/2017.

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  • mae me
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Hello Sophie :)

    How I wish to taste the food you cook :) It is wonderful to know that you are keeping up with your projects and connecting women with the same objectives :)

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Dear Maenn,Really the food was superb! Yes I am doing my best, with the passion I have to stay motivated and achieve my dreams. Thanks for your kind comment.Cheers!

  • Nyenye
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Dont i just envy you right now. One day, i would reconsider this white collar job and really do what i love. Good job Mam.

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Dear Nyenye, I agree when you do what you love, you do it very well and you are happy about it. Thanks for encouraging me.

  • Hina Bhagat
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Beloved Sophie :)

    Thanks for sharing it with us !!

    well to be honest am, not a good cooker :D but I love eating.

    am glad to know about your struggle!

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Nov 07, 2017
    Nov 07, 2017

    Dear Dimple Hina, It is just Ok not to be a good cook.But it is as well very important to eat healthy. Thanks for commenting.

  • Hina Bhagat
    Nov 08, 2017
    Nov 08, 2017

    Dear! Sophie

    Thanks for your advice and love :)

  • SanPatagonia
    Nov 25, 2017
    Nov 25, 2017

    Hi Sophie! Such a great post to discover!

    A few days ago I was part of a Regional Event in Argentina -the Regional Summit of OGP America- and one of the most pressing issues that came up during the conferences and talks was "how do we reach out with the message?". Particularly, it was about open data and its use to really impact on people's daily life. You've given a perfect example here - just go and make it simple, use the bridges that are already there. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

    "Empower women and you will be empowering the whole world!" :)

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Nov 28, 2017
    Nov 28, 2017

    Dear SanP, I am very happy to have inspired you. We must try to look for all possible ways to reach out to the largest audience of especially women.Thank you for commenting and encouraging me.

  • Tamarack Verrall
    Nov 26, 2017
    Nov 26, 2017

    Hi Sophie,

    I too loved your post and agree completely with SanPatagonia that this was such a great way to reach out with your message. What a great story, and what fun to read how you both took the occasion to find ways to interweave your two important fields, one so associated with women but taking us further into cooking, and then yours, offering a whole new world. Congrats on some fabulous collaboration!

    In sisterhood,

    Tam

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Nov 28, 2017
    Nov 28, 2017

    Dear Tam, thank you very much. My goal was to get my message reach as many women as possible using an easy and available medium. Since then, the impact has been incredible. I really enjoyed reading your comment. Cheers!

  • Jessica Foumena
    Dec 09, 2017
    Dec 09, 2017

    Congratulations on being featured on a CRTV TV show!

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Dec 10, 2017
    Dec 10, 2017

    Than you. I was really honored to be one of the guests on the TV show.