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.

How to Get Involved

My Updates

My Big Audacious Passion Project entitled #GiftFromMum project jan 11 I attended a Workshop for Violent Extremism stakeholders for Peace Storytellers on Wednesday, November 14, at the U.S. Embassy Yaounde. nov 18, 2018 Inmate ICT trainees prayed for me nov 02, 2018 E -Mentoring Session during the STEM Holiday Boot Camp at CYEED. sep 04, 2018 Our Inmates at Bamenda prison have become productive! aoû 07, 2018 I have become a Digital Rights Advocate for Cameroon. juil 21, 2018 The First Phase of ICT training for our inmates ended with a ceremony. mai 10, 2018 My project expands to our inmates at the Bamenda Central Prison fév 28, 2018 I am one of the honored heroines showcased for my work in the Digital Field in Cameroon. fév 22, 2018 Technovation Bamenda Launch workshop déc 18, 2017 We participated in the first ever Career Fair in Bamenda déc 01, 2017 A STEM Advocate and Trainer as Guest on a TV Cooking Show! nov 06, 2017 More Exciting News about the Impact of “Bring a Girl to STEM” sep 14, 2017 Expanding my Project and Reaching Out to Girls in the South West Region of Cameroon. aoû 11, 2017 My Campaign is Opening Doors for Collaboration juil 08, 2017 Part 6: Thinking Globally and Building Locally using my Video. juil 02, 2017 Part 5: STEM Mentoring Program: “#STEMingUp a Sister” to Create a Smoother Path for our Future Techies. juin 14, 2017 Feedback about the Amazing Impact of my Online and Offline Digital Action Campaign juin 06, 2017 Part 4: Amplifying my Campaign on Local Radio Station to cause a Ripple Effect. mai 30, 2017 Part 3: Building a Culture of Peer Education and Role Modelling. mai 20, 2017 Part 2: Launching the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Championship 2017 at CYEED training center. mai 20, 2017 Part 1: Creating a Platform to Connect, Share and Celebrate our Talents mai 20, 2017

Bio

A propos de moi

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.

Ma vision pour le futur

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.

Intérêts

Indépendance économiqueÉducationEnvironnementViolence sexisteJeunes fillesSantéDroits de l'hommeLeadershipTechnologie et Innovation

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Sophie Ngassa loved DIGITAL BALANCE FOR BETTER!: Building a Digital Balance World as a World Pulse Ambassador yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Change does begin with a story yesterday Sophie Ngassa commented on Reduce the gender divide in Africa yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Reduce the gender divide in Africa yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved My first open letter to my first newborn Niece yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Widows Forum Engagement on Rights of Women And Girls yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved I AM REMARKABLE - KEEP SAYING IT OUT LOUD, LADIES! yesterday Sophie Ngassa commented on Have you ever felt invisible? yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Gender and Fiction yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Stop Violence Against Women In Politics (#StopVAWIP) yesterday Sophie Ngassa commented on We have an Unbeatable Faith. yesterday Sophie Ngassa commented on Our Multipurpose Digital Empowerment Center for women and girls. yesterday Sophie Ngassa commented on WE ARE THE WORLD PULSE WOMEN ! yesterday Sophie Ngassa loved Hon.Elsie, County Women Leaders pay a visit to a mother of quintuplets mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved How quickly HIV changed Yaya's life mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Rural Kenya: Young Women's Determination to Equip Girls with Digital Skills #BalanceForBetter mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Impact of Breaking the Silence Outreach and Programs in isolated regions in India mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Impact of Breaking the Silence outreach and programs in isolated regions in India mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved WE ARE THE WORLD PULSE WOMEN ! mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Child Sexual Abuse: Today Georgi, who next??? mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Have you ever felt invisible? mar 18 Sophie Ngassa loved Say NO to Cyber Bullying mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Emerging Leaders: Shibani Chakravorty mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved Learning and Re-Learning from the Sankofa: Culture and Africa’s Future mar 14 Sophie Ngassa loved A project on mensural hygiene. mar 14 Sophie Ngassa commented on Thank you mar 03 Sophie Ngassa commented on My Potential became unlimited from this date. mar 03 Sophie Ngassa commented on Another Dream fév 21 Sophie Ngassa commented on We’re searching for the most ambitious, game changing, female-led impact ventures in Africa: yher Africa 2019 Accelerator Program fév 08 Sophie Ngassa commented on Shine jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on What World Pulse Means to Me jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on #Impact! jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on Summoned courage jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on STORIES MATTER jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on I find solace in World Pulse jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on World Pulse : Where myself esteem Was Nurtured and now Mature. jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on World Pulse: The best advocacy platform I found just as I close the 3rd chapter of my life jan 30 Sophie Ngassa commented on My Big Audacious Passion Project entitled #GiftFromMum project jan 29 Sophie Ngassa commented on Building a Digital Empowerment Center in Cameroon. jan 25 Sophie Ngassa commented on Peace has no price, violence is expensive. jan 25