We are thrilled to announce the hosting of a new intern Ayuk Thelma A.A. who started work with us on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at our Limbe, Cameroon Youth Resource Centre. Thelma is a 16 years old Upper Sixth student at Pi and Ju Anglo-Saxon International College in Yaounde. She studies Accountancy and will be writing her GCE Advanced Level (Technical and Commercial section) in June 2021.
The internship is an obligatory requirement (new) for students in the technical and commercial section of the Cameroon GCE Board, which has to be undertaken “at an enterprise related to their field of study”. Thelma chose to do her internship with us for the love and commitment to the work of SODEI. She has in the past volunteered for us in events including Covid-19 sensitization workshops, our maiden children’s Christmas party, and art competition, etc.
“I am very happy to be doing my internship here at SODEI, I choose SODEI because they believe in the potentials of young people and for the work they are doing to empower and accompany them in realizing their dreams. Also, the environment at SODEI is amicable and exciting. I just came here yesterday, and I have made many new friends. I have the opportunity after my supervised sessions to join the other kids to chat and play games” – Ayuk Thelma.
She will be the pioneer intern from the A.L. She will be working in our Finance and Accounting Department under the supervision of Nebengu Boris, our Cameroon section Finance Manager. We use the opportunity to encourage others both at the A.L. and university students looking for internship opportunities to consider SODEI.
SODEI envisions a society where young people have equal access to education and opportunities, where they can confidently participate as agents of change and development. Towards this end, we provide a platform to inspire and engage young people in Cameroon and increasing their chances to succeed through innovative and creative methods of learning, alternative skill courses, and education support. We believe that technical education and STEM subjects, in general, are fundamental and critical for young people. This is so that they can compete for opportunities in our increasingly information-based and highly technological society.
“In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To be able to succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.” – (US National Science Foundation)
We encourage more students in Cameroon to pursue STEM education and to increasingly opt for the Technical and Commercial section at High School. According to Thelma, the internship is a unique opportunity, and she finds herself lucky to be studying at the Technical and Commercial division. She says, unlike the other parts, they are the only ones with the opportunity to do an internship at the High school level.
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