Getting students excited about e-learning

© Mélanie Simons / atingi


  • Cameroon


  • Digital Skills
  • Women in Tech

The gender digital divide hinders equal opportunities for women on the Cameroonian labour market. For change, the lack of digital skills among young women must be addressed. Digital learning formats provide a wide range of opportunities but need to be brought literally closer to the target group. With the support of the Digital Transformation Center (DTC) Cameroon, an atingi e-learning course is therefore directly offered on site of a Cameroonian university.

A pilot has been launched during the winter semester 2023 at the ODC (Orange Digital Center) Club at the University of Yaoundé II. The core objective of this pilot is to educate young students, with a focus on women, on the importance of digital transformation and preparing them for a future career in Cameroon’s tech ecosystem. The pilot is especially targeting young students from programmes that are not situated in the digital sector, creating a space to get familiar with topics related to digital transformation and skills, and learn together with their peers about the diverse opportunities in the digital sector, being trained along the e-learning course “Women going Digital”.

For such solutions, it is recommended to partner with a stakeholder that is deeply rooted in the country and has the logistical capacity to ensure a sustainable and lasting deployment.

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