Mentors Beyond Borders’ Tech Skills Bootcamp participants and staff were invited to participate in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education’s Summer Program celebration at City Hall in Yaounde. This event served as official closing ceremony for the bootcamp. During the ceremony, students presented their best final projects from the program in front of the ministers present (among others : the Minister of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, the Minister of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, and the Minister of Health), and all the bootcamp’s participants and trainers received certificates of achievement. This official ceremony was followed by a less formal one during which the presentations were debriefed, and students were encouraged by their trainers to keep learning how to use STEM to create solutions and improve their environment.
|Family picture : the bootcamp partcipants, trainers and partners, with Cameroonian administrative authorities including
the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Civic Education, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family, and the Ministry of Health
|A view of some of the bootcamp’s organizers and trainers waiting to receive their certificates of achievement : Janet Fofang (Girls in Tech Cameroon Director and the Tech Skills Bootcamp lead), Nathalie Tekam (GetReady’s Lead), Germaine Ashu (Member of TechWomen Cameroon), Baye Gaspard, and others
|Nathalie Tekam (GetReady’s Lead), receiving her certificate of achievement from the hands of Ms. ABENA ONDOA born OBAMA Marie Thérèse, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and the Family
|Before concluding the bootcamp, members of TechWomen Cameroon, Ms. Laura Preston and Ms. Eileen Brewer (Director of Symantec, in California) had a productive exchange with representatives of the US Embassy in Cameroon, one of the project’s supporters