Equipped with Microsoft licences and cloud resources, and with our trusted partner ActivSpaces from Cameroon, we will soon be teaching the basics of cloud technologies to young people in Cameroon. This includes an introduction to Office 365 and Teams, training in Power Apps, data management and artificial intelligence. Certification with Microsoft is also possible. Where possible, we strive to connect with the “Software Engineering Holiday Internship Programme” that Leapfrog is supporting with ActivSpaces and companies in Buea and Douala.
Without women, nothing would work in agriculture in Kpassa in the Nkwanta North District, Oti Region in Ghana. They do the field work, process the agricultural products such as tomatoes, cassava or peanuts and sell them on the market. However, they have little control over the value chains and often earn little income. Yet the market in Kpassa offers potential for digital marketing of agricultural products, and with the women’s cooperative there is a structure that can support this process. Simple apps for agriculture and agribusiness allow women to make informed decisions and thus operate more economically. Together with the women’s cooperative Lineenbaal and the local NGO Fair River International Association for Development (FARIAD), we wanted to change the situation for the many female farmers. Funded by the Migration and Diaspora Program of GIZ, we introduced women farmers to digital technologies and showed them ways to market their products online between September 2021 and February 2022. The latter was done through a train-the-trainer approach, so that FARIAD can now accompany the women in the further steps.
Together with our partner organisation ActivSpaces from Cameroon, we have launched a 3 months of intensive training for young people in Buea on WordPress and digital marketing. The aim of the training is to enable young people to find income opportunities in the so-called “Silicon Mountain” of Buea. As we found out in a previous analysis, the educational offers have so far only insufficiently succeeded in training skilled workers who can develop international standard products. The trainings are funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken and private donations.
Started in January 2018, the collaboration aims to support young developers and entrepreneurs in Buea in Cameroon in better accessing the national and regional job markets by providing training and guidance on IT industry standards.
Drawn from Silicon Valley, Buea is also called Silicon Moutain because of its lively technology communities who contribute considerable innovative power in the town. ActivSpaces, the local partner of Leapfrog in this project, is one of Cameroon’s leading tech innovation and incubation hubs for the science and technology community in Cameroon.
With support from Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken, the 14-month project will provide
- Intensive classroom training sessions with Leapfrog trainers
- Multiplicator training session with online support from Leapfrog
AFRICA CODE WEEK is the biggest coding event in Africa! Under the slogan CODING IS FUN FOR ALL AGE GROUPS the Africa Code Week aims to teach coding skills to more than 120,000 young people all over Africa. And Leapfrog and its local partner THE DISC INITIATIVE will also host one coding workshop within the Africa Code Week!
Supported by a training provided by SAP on October 19, our experienced IT trainer Samuel will lead our Scratch coding workshop from 17-23 October in the ICT Center Ol Donyo Sabuk. The target group are all children and youth from 8 to 15 years.