TechHer Spotlight

Janet Shufor Fofang

Janet Shufor Fofang is from Cameroon. She is a social entrepreneur, educator, technologist and speaker. Janet has been teaching electrical engineering for over 15 years at the College D’enseignement Technique Industriel et Commercial. Janet is a certified mentor with mentoring standards and coach supporting the ground work to increase more women and girls in STEM.

She adopts a mission to create and sustain social value. She aims to pursue suitable solutions to social problems and draw upon appropriate thinking in both the business and nonprofit world. She has recipient of notable awards and also sit on the advisory board member and member of  :

The leadership council for Women Enhancing Technology Africa (WETECH Africa)

Managing director Girls in Technology Cameroon

Member of Techwomen

She participates in numerous talks and panels emphasizing the ground-work needed for getting women and girls involved in Information Communication Technology for Development (ICTD)

She won the A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award that recognizes educators who develop innovative teaching practices and approaches that attract girls and women in STEM.

Her Work:

She  established a private K-12 school in Yaoundé; the capital City of Cameroon. K-12 School is an educational model that provides quality education through the use of technology. She actively demonstrates her dedication to youth education and strong support for girls. She has 60 percent of females enrolled in her school. She is extremely passionate about the outcome of her students.

She builds and teaches solar photovoltaics so children can learn about the benefits of clean energy to the environment.

In 2007, she Co-founded Tassah academy, which birthed  Girls in Tech (GIT). GIT is a global non-profit organisation focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. Their aim is to accelerate the growth of innovative women who are getting into the high-tech industry and building successful startups.

In 2014, she started “STEM box” and “STEM Your School” projects to increase the numbers of women in technology in Cameroon. This vision is to give them more decision-making power in STEM.

Why TechHer Loves Her:

She is extremely passionate about the outcome of her students and envisions developing schools that are affordable for all students. These schools are to set high standards of academic achievement as model for education development in West Africa.

Information gleaned from the Internet.

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