Part one DAC : Bring a Girl to STEM

Sophie Ngassa
Posted May 3, 2017 from Cameroon
The semi finalist team pitching to their peers
Sharing their, experiences, challenges, successes and way forward.
World pulse sister inspiring the girls
World pulse sister inspiring the girls (1/2)

“Creating a platform to celebrate girl’s and women’s talents”

Today I am lunching the first part of my Digital Action Campaign on “Bring a Girl to STEM”. It is an off line activity, a “ Pitching Event” for past winners of Technovation Challenge 2016 semifinalist in Bamenda to share their success stories with their peers. This team called “Trail Blazers” is having avery thrilling presentation that isgetting the girls excited about the Technovation Challenge program.

This event is taking place today, the 3rd and the 4th May 2017 during the #YesSheCodes Bootcamp for girls, a result-oriented hands-on workshops on Graphic Design to promote my campaign and highlight #STEM4Girls and #Mentrs4Change hash tag.

30 girls aged 10 to 18 in Bamenda are gaining digital skills from 2 highly motivated guest trainers from Silicon Valley in collaboration with Rose academies Her Story Matters and HOVO.

I am on a mission to double the number of girls that attend STEM programs in Cameroon in order to eliminate of gender disparity in STEM education and to building a synergy of likeminded people to foster a culture of role modeling and mentorship.

Listening to success stories has stimulate the girls and made them excited to want to participate in future Tech world competitions such as Microsoft, Google etc. This will as well encourage them to opt for STEM education at school.

Getting many girls to attend STEM programs will help them feel like they have the power to get in to programs that are perceived as difficult and choose a career path that is regarded as hard.

My motivation in life is my personal experience that gives me the strong urge to share my passion for STEM and make girls and young women explore their talents to their fullest potentials.

Being very passionate about technology innovations my goal is to inspire them early on, and help develop their passion for STEM so they will stay engaged throughout their school year with the help of female professional mentors.

Most interesting on this day is the presence of two world pulse sisters form Bamenda at the #YesSheCodes Boot Camp. They are here to support my digital action campaign.

Feka Parchibelle is one of our special guest speaker. She is a Technovation mentor for 2017. Today she is happily sharing her challenges and her aspirations for next year given the challenges we had internet challenges this year. She called on the girls to stand up and face their challenges and seek solutions together.

Sally Mboumien is the second special guest speaker. She as well issharingher experience about the Technovation 2016 Regional Pitch event which she attended. She inspired the girls to register for future STEM programs.

It is really an amazing experience to have your sisters believe in your dream, support your vision for change and finally help in turning your dreaminto reality.

We are calling on parents to register their daughters ages 10 to 18 for free at “Tech Universe” our new digital literacy and multi media center to gain STEM skills with the assistance of female mentors who are excited to support the girls during the trainings to build a project.

It is very amazing to see girls excited about STEM applications and already inspired to choose STEM education at school, getting encouraged to play a leadership role such as peer-education and later on consider a career in STEM field. Stay tuned for up dates.

How to Get Involved

 

Follow us on face book and share our posts.

Tweet #STEM4Girls and #Mentors4Change

Spread the news by tell everyone about us.

Encourage parents to register their girls children for my STEM programs.

You can also acts as a mentor.

Please in box me.

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jlanghus
mai 04, 2017
mai 04, 2017

Hi Sophie. Thanks for sharing your latest STEM workshop update. I think it's truly inspiring what you're doing. What a gift you are giving those girls and an opportunity to learn/share their unique talents, too.

Sophie Ngassa
mai 04, 2017
mai 04, 2017

Dear jlanghus, Thanks for your comment.Girls have a lot of hidden potentials that need to be exposed. This Boot Camp enable them to unlock some of their talents that are sleeping inside them.

jlanghus
mai 04, 2017
mai 04, 2017

You're welcome:) For sure. Good job!!!

ncycat
mai 06, 2017
mai 06, 2017

This is so wonderful, Sophie. Your approach is multifaceted and inclusive, and I know you will be successful. The girls in your area are so lucky to have such a powerful, articulate, and dedicated advocate. Best wishes for continued success!

Nancy

Sophie Ngassa
mai 08, 2017
mai 08, 2017

Dear ncycat,Thanks for your great comment and sweet words that describe me. My greatest desire is to be successful with my project.Your comment encourages me to do my best for our girls.Thanks.

jmcc
mai 15, 2017
mai 15, 2017

Hello -

I worked at Microsoft for 15 years and saw the impact the work you are doing has. Thank you for your leadership, your inspiration and your generosity. Wishing you much success in your efforts and the lives you will impact.

Sophie Ngassa
mai 17, 2017
mai 17, 2017

Dear Jmcc, thanks for your kind words of encouragement. You've really really inspired me to keep on doing what i do for our girls and women.You are welcome.

Tebi Honourine
mai 19, 2017
mai 19, 2017

Lots of Love on this topic. We need to be empowered. Thanks for fostering this initiative amongst young Cameroonian girls. I wish I was part of this.

Sophie Ngassa
mai 20, 2017
mai 20, 2017

Dear Honourine, Thanks for your great comment. Sure you can part of this project. You may want to acts as a mentor for our girls.Join my campaign now!