Cameroon

Sophie Ngassa

Joined Aug 2015
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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.

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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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Sophie Ngassa loved A Canvas of Love May 14 Sophie Ngassa loved A Mother: a flower that never fades away with age May 14 Sophie Ngassa loved The First Phase of ICT training for our inmates ended with a ceremony. May 11 Sophie Ngassa loved CHALLENGE OF BEING A CHANGE MAKER May 10 Sophie Ngassa loved Cuando la vida nos regala un día más May 10 Sophie Ngassa loved Because you are beautiful you are pretty May 10 Sophie Ngassa loved DAUGHTERS(Young Ladies) CHOICE TO CHOOSE HER HUSBAND SHOULD BE RESPECTED BY PARENT. May 10 Sophie Ngassa loved Speak, woman! Rosalina Brito May 09 Sophie Ngassa loved WiseUp ( Pevuka) episode 6 May 09 Sophie Ngassa loved SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL MINUTES OF THE SUBGROUP HEADS MEETING ON PLAN FOR GRADUATION ACTIVITIES May 09 Sophie Ngassa loved When like minded people unite, there will be a change May 09 Sophie Ngassa loved Living in an Age of #MeToo May 09 Sophie Ngassa loved From Blackout to Sunshine. May 04 Sophie Ngassa loved online shopping vs real shopping a a huge loss May 04 Sophie Ngassa loved Looking for funding to conduct a bullet bike rally in Bangalore to mark the International Menstrual Hygiene Day 28 May 2018 in India Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa loved Deambulamos por ahí Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa loved Taking Menstrual Hygiene Management Awareness Program and Advocacy to Manipur Hills in India Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa loved Native women want a voice for social policy. Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa loved Online Volunteering Changed My Life Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa loved PHILIPPINES: There is Beauty in Our Differences Apr 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on I did not allow her to kill my dream. Mar 16 Sophie Ngassa commented on Gender and Development Mar 11 Sophie Ngassa commented on Native Women are pushed out and pushed down from Patriarchal Laws from marriage, family laws, cultural passage, and national foreign laws living under the Indian Act. Mar 11 Sophie Ngassa commented on CELEBRATING OLUTOSIN OLADOSU ADEBOWALE Mar 11 Sophie Ngassa commented on 50 years later.... Mar 06 Sophie Ngassa commented on THE WOMAN TODAY… Mar 06 Sophie Ngassa commented on Widows Voices Must Be Heard Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on How To Get Involved Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on Voice Power Pack Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on Breaking the Silence, World Pulse Kenya Circle Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on THE CUTTING DAY Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on International Women's Month Message Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on When Strong Is Not Strong Enough Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on Change starts with ME! A tribute to the International Women’s Day 2018 Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on They robbed me of a childhood but not my dreams! Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on How I fought Gender Discrimination at home Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on MY CHILDHOOD - BASED ON TRUE LIFE STORY. Attributes to all African Women that dream to live a better life and pursue it, despite all odds. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on AN ODE TO ALL THE MOMS IN THE WORLD Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on THE BIRTHDAY GIFT Mar 05 Sophie Ngassa commented on PadMan: The women’s man Mar 05