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How an Initiative to Promote Safe Internet Usage and STEM Education is Empowering Cameroon’s Youth

Cameroon’s youth are getting a boost from an inspiring initiative undertaken by Ferdsilinks Foundation, Women in Data Science, Cameroon, and ANTIC in the SWR. The program, which recently took place in two secondary schools in Limbe, is focused on promoting safe internet usage and encouraging young people, particularly girls, to pursue careers in STEM.

The day’s events centered on the important topic of cyber hygiene and responsible online behavior. In an age where the internet is an integral part of daily life, it’s crucial that young people are equipped with the knowledge and tools to navigate its many challenges safely. The fact that students were engaged and invested in the conversation is a testament to the importance of programs like this one.

The program was a great success, with members of the Safer Internet Clubs of GHS Limbe and GHS Batoke participating enthusiastically. The event was organized by ANTIC in partnership with Ferdsilinks Foundation in the SWR, and was headed by the Inspectorate from the Delegation of Secondary Education. The focus of the day was on encouraging young people to actively become tech-savvy, and by doing so, to embrace a more responsible use of technology to their advantage and development.

One way that Ferdsilinks Foundation and Women in Data Science, Cameroon are supporting the students is by offering scholarship opportunities to the president and vice-president of each school to undertake any training of their choice amongst the number of professional trainings that they offer. This is a great way to help young people build skills and knowledge that can set them up for success in the future.

Amazing the two clubs were headed by dynamic young girls of about 15 years who eloquently presented themselves and the remarkable milestones they have recorded in their leadership. This meant alot to WiDS -Cameroon.

Special opportunity to thank God for such a privilege. And to ANTIC, SWR, CRM, we are grateful. The Inspectorate at the Ministry of Secondary Education, we are thankful.

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