About Us

CYEED, or Center for Youth Education & Economic Development, was founded in August 2010 by Sophie Ngassa, a technical, civil engineering educator. 

Based in Bamenda, CYEED is a state of the art, vocational, technical training and entrepreneurship development center for youth.  The center provides a unique hands-on training utilizing developer technology. 

As there is a high demand for software developers, this project not only improves youth self-confidence and esteem, it develops employable skills and job opportunities.

Ms. Ngassa,  is a refreshing, dynamic leader, who is passionate about motivating girls to study computer technology and programming. Her enthusiastic manner has generated a definite attitudinal shift towards the selection of the sciences and technology as a career choice for girls.




Ms. Ngassa leads an extremely active life where she teaches, mentors secondary school girls in information and communications technology, is the lead for Women TechMakers of Google Developer Groups (GDGs), and was the regional ambassador and Chair for Cameroon’s 2016 Technovation Challenge. (Technovation is a program of Iridescent, a nonprofit organization in the United States.)