Sunday, 18 June 2017

Let's Talk Science - Next Einstein Forum Presents Africa Science Week

Hi there #glowfam!!!

We have missed you all! But hey, we are here now and we have some good, actually, great news !

Some people say science is boring, but we are in 2017, if you are still saying that then you are the boring one ๐Ÿ˜

So now that we got all that out of the way, we present to you an exciting event ...and no it's not the African Fashion Week, it's  AFRICA SCIENCE WEEK ๐Ÿ‘Œ Yup! It's about time we start feeding our brains !

Here goes...



About the Africa Science Week | Next Einstein Forum

The Next Einstein Forum’s (NEF) Africa Science Week (ASW) will be Africa’s annual weeklong celebration of science and technology with thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to technologists – actively engaging in coordinated science events across the continent throughout June 2017. ASW wants to encourage citizens to get involved, participate in the NEF’s 1mil1 campaign and become interested in science and technology, and how it impacts their daily lives. For this maiden edition, the NEF’s ASW will be held in 13 countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania.

Led by NEF Ambassadors, this signature program is designed for many age groups and provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in everyday science. The program is designed to instil a curiosity of learning and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pursuits among the public and allows young Africans, especially women and girls, to become excellent scientists and technologists.

NEF Ambassadors will work with local partners both in the academic and private sector to make it a success.

African Science Week Cameroon 27- 30 June 2017
 
There are over 200 Institutions of Higher Learning that purport to offer tracks for students interested in pursuing careers in STEM in Cameroon with the majority of these students attending public schools. According to the recently concluded World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an investment in Science, Technology, Research and Innovation is poised to be a game changer for the entire continent of Africa. There have been several Public and Private initiatives aimed at turning Cameroon into a major ICT hub in Africa.


 Sadly like in most African countries, unemployment is still at an all-time high due to corruption, bad governance, political instability, and sheer greed. Many young people have had their hopes shattered after realizing that they could come out of school with excellent degrees and still roam the streets with no job. This has forced many along a path of self-learning and mastery like the 17 year old Nji Collins Gbah  whom despite the internet ban certain regions were facing in the country, managed to defeat 1,229 other contestants in order to emerge as the first African to ever with the Google Code-In challenge. 

pictured Nji Collins receiving award (photo credit answersafrica.com)

This earned him a trip to the prestigious Googleplex in Silicon Valley and a Twitter shoutout from the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai (and may be a possible future role at Google). The future of work is global and distributed and therefore the importance of Science, Technology and Innovation at this point in the country’s history cannot be overemphasized. We believe that this is what will deliver the future we desire to live in.

NEF Ambassador
Arreytambe Tabot is the Founder and CEO of the EduTeens Science Development Foundation, a nonprofit organization which works to improve student achievement, enhance teacher effectiveness and overall school quality through the implementation of technology-led initiatives. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Head of Department for Computer Science at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University where he served in volunteer roles as Android Student Club Facilitator, Google Computer Science First Advocate and capped it all by winning the highly competitive Google Computer Science for High Schools grant (one of the only four African Universities that won it globally that year).


 He was a former Google Student Ambassador, and now serves as an Ambassador for the Next Einstein Forum, and an Ambassador for Global Education at A World at School. 

He was selected in 2016 as one of the Young Global Leaders to join the White House Emerging Global Leaders-Atlas Corps Fellowship program in the United States. He is currently serving as a Senior Software Engineer with Affinis Labs, a Virginia-based Social Enterprise where he builds digital platforms for community development. He is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Program class of 2016. He most recently served as the UNESCO delegate representing Cameroon at the UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Education in Ottawa, Canada.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Buea in Cameroon, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja in Nigeria. He is currently rounding off his PhD in Computer Science at the same University where he was an African Development Bank scholar. He is a frequent speaker on various platforms Nationally and Internationally.


Events
     Tech Meetup: Gathering of industry leaders and some of the country’s finest tech entrepreneurs for a time for networking, forward thinking, and bonding. Sessions will include panel discussions, presentations, pitch sessions and networking. In attendance will also be representatives from Academia.

     Women in STEM: Digital Literacy, Web and Mobile development training for Women. This is geared towards empowering women and girls to start, lead and grow tech companies and thus increase their visibility in this mostly male dominated fields.

     Ignite Talks: 5 minute presentations by for-profit company representatives, researchers and social entrepreneurs on the work they are doing towards creating sustainable communities.

     Hackathons: 8 hours code sprints during which teams of developers will be required to come up with a viable for profit or non-profit idea that will be judged by a panel constituted of entrepreneurs and potential investors during the Tech Meetup. Free food will be provided throughout so that they don’t have to leave the arena.


Dates

Tuesday 27 June 2017 (Official Launch of the African Science Week in Cameroon)
Time: 8am to 6pm
Venue: Chariot Hotel, Buea


Tuesday 27 June 2017 (Hackathon)
Time: 8am to 4pm
Venues:

Douala: Activspaces, Immeuble TECNO, Boulevard de la Libertรฉ, Douala, Cameroon.

Yaoundรฉ: NexGen Technology Center, P.O Box 30936, Besides Victor Hugo, Nsimeyong Yaoundรฉ, Cameroon.

Buea: Activspaces, First Trust Building, Great Soppo, Buea, South West Region, Cameroon.

Limbe: TBA (To Be Announced)

Registration for Hackathon (Please read the instructions carefully)

Wednesday 28 June 2017 (Women in STEM event)
Time: 8am to 5pm
Venues:

Douala: Activspaces, Immeuble TECNO, Boulevard de la Libertรฉ, Douala, Cameroon.

Yaoundรฉ: NexGen Technology Center, P.O Box 30936, Besides Victor Hugo, Nsimeyong Yaoundรฉ, Cameroon.

Buea: Activspaces, First Trust Building, Great Soppo, Buea, South West Region, Cameroon.


Registration link for Women in STEM event

Thursday 29 June 2017 (Tech Meetup)
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Chariot Hotel, Buea


Friday 30 June 2017
TV interview

For any inquiries, please send an email to aswcameroon@gmail.com and visit http://nef.org/asw/ for more information about the African Science Week.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

(Photos/Vidoes) A 17-year-old Girl Arrives School’s Prom In COFFIN, Leaves Her Classmates Shocked


A high school student who wants to be a funeral director surprised her classmates by arriving at her prom in a hearse and an open coffin.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

HOTTEST IN GAME: NEW GENERATION #237 ARTISTS

Hi there #glowfam!

The #hotness series is still on and boy are Cameroonians on fire!!! ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ

So you all already know how hot our artists are...but here we have a few who made our list of #hottest in the game!

Michael Kiessou

He is cool, fun, and cute all at the same time! We love some Michael Kiessou right here๐Ÿ‘Œ



We call Him Numerica! Anything he wears suits him just right, but in suits, dashing is the word!






Yes we are going to use his artist name, Dynastie Le Tigre!
Some people have natural swag, he is one of those!



Stanley Enow A.K.A #kingkong needs no introduction! His social media presence is awesome. So please Check him out on instagram,facebook, and twitter! And yes he made our list, and if we make this list again, he will still be on it!

RENISS

Talk about some #new generation hotness!!! #AfricanQueen!๐Ÿ‘






DAPHNE

What else can we say? She's hot and she knows it!!! ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ๐Ÿ’ฃ



OBI KATE AKA TOKEE LALA may be the hottest one yet! wait until you watch her new music video coming soon ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘Œ





So we didn't know which one to choose so all three please!!! The #Rythmz duo and  Mr Leo ooze hotness ! Have you watched #madamtoutlemonde? it's our favorite music video yet!!



Blanche B. looks like and African goddess ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜






ASKIA just had to be on this list! Are you kidding me?! Every time you see her, she is always at the top of her game! Last Christmas she was the cutest Santa yet!!!





EWUBE is baaackkkk!!! And she is here to stayyyy!!! She is a gorgeous piece of art ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜





We would love for you to share with us your very own list of hottest Cameroonian artist! eel free to add a comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

Stay tuned for the next HOTTEST IN THE GAME feature-what category will it be on???

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Serena Williams Flaunts Her Growing Baby Bump


Tennis female icon Serena Williams is expecting her first child with fiancรฉ Alex Ohanian who is Reddit cofounder.

HOTTEST IN THE GAME-HOTTEST #237 MEN IN FASHION

Hi there #glowfam!

Today is our second article on our series HOTTEST IN THE GAME  and our focus is on #237 men in fashion.

How is Cameroon not at the top of the list for the hottest men ???

This right here is enough hotness for the whole year... all in one place!!!

Here are those who made the list๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

HOTTEST IN THE GAME- HOTTEST MOMS IN 237 ENTERTAINMENT/FASHION

Heyyy #glowfam!

We are so happy to inform you all that we can finally begin our HOTTEST IN THE GAME series before April runs out!!!

First up will be the hottest mom's you'll ever meet, who will change the saying from "orange is the new black" to "mom is the new sexy" ๐Ÿ˜‰

There are definitely more than 4 hot moms in Cameroon ...but we wanted to select a few so here are those who made our list.

Check'em outttt!!!

Nathalie K. 

This beautiful mom who just had her baby a few months back is the definition of perfection! 



Lydia Epangue W.

Fashion blogger/ stylist and business lady + mom of one handsome little boy!

Her baby bump photos gave us life every single time! #flawless



Constance BK

This Cameroonian artist is one hot mama of two gorgeous girls! She stuns every time ! We just love this photo with her husband ๐Ÿ˜



Naomi Achu

Award winning singer/rapper and mom Naomi, stands out from the crowd anytime any day!



There's too much beauty in Cameroon, and we feel like it's not being shared enough for the world to see!

Please do share with us some of the hot 237 moms you know!... let us all let the world know!!!

Stay tuned for the next HOTTEST IN THE GAME feature-what category will it be on???

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ZIK 237- WEEKLY PICKS BY MONAT

Hi #glowfam!

We have been dancing since this month began because o all teh love and support you continue to show us!!!

Here is a selection of some of our favorite new hits! Hope you like it and please don't enjoy alone...share!


#team237 is taking over for real!!!

Here goooos!

































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