Mpara Faith

Mpara Faith served as Pioneer Lead for Women TechMakers Buea from 2015 to 2017 during which she moved the female tech community from zero to one. Her selection alongside Daisy Nkweteyim as first African ladies for the Google Summer of Code program with CryptoStick was an achievement which inspired ladies in the community to contribute to open source software projects.

Upon graduation with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology's pioneer batch, she co-founded New Generation Technologies (NGT) with Eyah Olouge, where their involvement in the Oppia community led them to build a school management system used in primary, secondary and high schools around Cameroon to track the performance of pupils and students. Despite the tight schedule at her startup, she made time to actively plan, coordinate and report Women Techmaker events which led to several ladies in the community to become software engineering interns under the Google Summer of Code program from 2015 through 2017.

In 2019, she was selected among other Cameroonians to participate in the prestigious Obama African Leader program which assembles about 200 young leaders across Africa every year to be imbued with the skills needed to effect change on the continent. You can learn more about Mpara Faith from this article.