The primary focus of the Fisiy Foundation and Leadership Center (FFLC) is to strengthen the bonds between citizens and the state. However, the recent events in the English-Speaking Regions of Cameroon, especially the massive boycott of schools and absence of classes for students has highlighted the fickle nature of such bonds. It has further highlighted the risks of going through the educational system without acquiring the skills to engage in an increasingly globalized economy. The risk of creating an insurmountable knowledge chasm is real and present. We run the risk of educating a whole generation of future leaders who would be bystanders in the fast-paced world of the digital economy.
It is with these considerations in mind that one of first operations of FFLC was to invest in our future leaders by filling the critical gaps left by the absence of tech literacy training for students attending post-primary and other forms of secondary and technical education. The need to address this gap has prompted us to launch a tech literacy summer program for participating students over a period of three years leading up to certification on the successful completion of all stipulated course work.
To inculcate a spirit of learning/reading, and research as well as enhance the institutionalization of the tech program, FFLC is in negotiations to build school libraries in all the secondary schools in the Nooni area of Bui Division (i.e. Nkor Sub-Division/Municipal Council area). The goal is to embed fully equipped computer labs in all the libraries and to ensure that computer sciences are taught to all students as part of their school curricula. With strong support and partnership from the administration, the Parents/Teachers’ Association (PTA), and the local elite within their village development authorities, we hope to create a new learning platform for all students who aspire to bridge the tech literacy gap and to prepare themselves to face the challenges of our digital economy. Tech literacy knowledge is an essential building block that will put them in good stead to be creative and competitive in our emergent digital world.
We thank you for your continued support and welcome your feedback on our ongoing initiatives.