We have received the following grant application "Women in Technology, Cameroon". Please leave feedback in the comments field by November 27th, 2015. If your comment does not appear in 24 hours, contact me at tpf-grants-secretary at perl-foundation.org.
A project proposal for the promotion of technology entrepreneurs,
providing a technology hub and training the next generation of
technology entrepreneurs by empowering women and girls.
Ngangsi Richard Akumbo
Founder Of Pycon Cameroon
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/girlsneedtech
We are Requesting: 4000 USD to be able to quick start the project
since we have very limited resources available to quick start the
We will use this amount to buy the 10 computers,
pay for 4 months Internet services.
History of Pycon Cameroon
Pycon Cameroon is a non-profit organization that was founded by Ngangsi Richard Akumbo purposefully to tackle most of the crumbling blogs and issues we face here in Cameroon and Africa. Pycon Cameroon was an independent project form to tackle the technology sector in Cameroon. Pycon Cameroon started up in 14th December 2014. During this first session we held a two days workshop on an introduction in to computer programming using the python programming language. This workshop was to create awareness among women and girls on the essence of computer programming. The workshop lasted for two days. We had an introduction into computer sciences and programming using python programming language. Computer programming is a very rare assert within the society i come from.
In August 2015 we launched a one month program where we trained women and girls on the introduction into Computer sciences using the python programming language. The course was attended by many women and girls in the city of Bamenda. Bamenda is a thriving city in the North west region of Cameroon. Its population is made up of age group ranging from 18 to 30 years old. It is vastly populated by young people. Bamenda is one of the English section of Cameroon since Cameroon is a bilingual country and we represent the minority in the republic of Cameroon. We have less opportunities and the people are in serious hardship because 99% of the government positions in the country is occupied by the French Cameroonians (Franco-phones). So development really does not come that much in our province.
Number of organisation Members: 3
Number of full-time employees: 2
Python Software Foundation
PO Box 37
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896-0037
Benefits to the Perl Community
Firstly this project will begin a new community of Perl developers in Cameroon. The project will
increase the amount of Perl developers. It will help to participate in the core development of perl programming
when need be. More projects will be developed using the Perl programing language. The project will also help
participate in the mailing list of Perl. More Apps will be built using the Perl programming language
because of an increase in the community of Perl Developers.
There will we a weekly report that will be sent to the Perl Foundation including details of what is going on with the project and at what stage that we have arrived, the difficulties and the progress which will be made. This report will include videos and pictures with detail account of every progress of the project.