- A Cameroonian woman is on mission to bridge gender tech gap
- She is teaching girls how to develop webs, apps and even coding
-Woman on mission to teach young girls how to develop apps and websites to bridge gender tech divide
Sophie Ngassa, an engineers and founder of the Center for Youth Education and Economic Development is a woman on a mission.
A Cameroonian lady is out to bridge the glaring gender tech divide in her country by training young girls to become web and app developers and even computer programmers.
Sophie Ngassa, an engineers and founder of the Center for Youth Education and Economic Development is a woman on mission.
“I am working with young girls from very early age so that they can develop interest in sciences and help bridge the gap,” she says.
Ngassa, who doubles as a tech entrepreneur, reportedly runs classes that teach girls programming, coding, app and website development.
According to her, some 100 girls have successfully graduated from the institution and she is in the process of enrolling more.
The students pay a small fee of Ghc6,65. And since this is a science program, they are encouraged to pursue careers in STEM fields.
“My dream is to become a web developer,” says Rosline Acha, one of the students.
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