Tech Entrepreneur, Cybersecurity Engineer, Web & App Developer.
Felix Fomengia holds an MSc in Cybersecurity and Forensics at the University of Westminster. Felix is an innovative tech entrepreneur and innovator from Cameroon, passionate about solving problems around his community using ICT and inspiring and empowering the younger generation nationwide.
Amidst his numerous works in tech, He is the developer and founder of the GCE Study App, an innovative learning app for students in secondary and high schools in Cameroon. Since 2018, the app has been an ed-tech solution for students to self-study and prepare for their exams helping over 20,000 students. He launched the Felix Fomengia Foundation, a non-profit tech empowerment, to continue inspiring and empowering young people passionate about technology, inspiring them to build and create innovative solutions and change-makers in their communities.
Based on Felix’s burning passion to lead, innovate and create, Felix Fomengia founded Light-Gate Solutions, a high-tech startup aimed at helping individuals embrace and explore the advantage of the digital age. He has been able to design and develop several digital solutions, mobile and web apps for organizations.
Through this mobile startup and solution in collaboration with an Open Dream (an educational NGO) and the U.S. Embassy Yaoundé, Felix was one of the facilitators for the Training Program for Secondary School Educators and Teachers in Cameroon on the use of Instructional Technology for Distance Education, where he presented the his innovative app to over 50 Teachers as a tool of learning for Distance Learning and Crisis Moments. Felix was equally a speaker at the National Forum of Startup on the Contribution of the Development of the Economy where he presented the EdTech solution to over a 100 secondary and high school teachers including stakeholders of the educational sector and the media in attendance of the Governor of Littoral Region, Mayor, Divisional Officer and other executives, later leading to a panel discussion on proposing optional methods of dissemination of knowledge and providing education with the use of technology.
Felix through this initiative has had the privilege to visit over 40 secondary and high schools across the country where he presented his mobile solution to students, and how students can make use of the app in studying, and in other sessions having talks with students introducing them to project-based learning how at this level they can already start aiming and solving societal problems around them. He held a workshop at First Class Training School Seven Academy located in Douala, Cameroon where he trained young engineering students of the institution on how they can build mobile apps that solve problems in their communities, from idea to development and how they can promote, monetize and scale the apps.
Within the tech ecosystem, Felix’s influencing ability has grown in breadth and depth as He has had the privilege to be a guest speaker in over 30 top-notch events in the country. For instance, In early June 2021, Felix was honoured to be a speaker for the National Campaign and Sensitization to Promote Cybersecurity Culture and the Responsible Use of social media during the working visit of the Minister of Post and Telecommunications H.E. Minette Libom, in Buea, South West Region. In the event which brought together over 1,000 students and participants, Felix led a presentation, on how students and the general public can make good and responsible use of social, sharing practical examples of how he made good use of social media to contributing to the growth of some of his projects. In the end, through my presentation, students and participants learnt practical ways to make good use of social media, contributing to the campaign’s objectives and the minister’s visit.
Felix collaborated with Youth Empowerment Actors (a youth-led NGO) in facilitating the National Youth Emergency Plan for Entrepreneurs and Youth Leaders’ Summit held in Buea, Cameroon which brought together over 100 youths from across the Nation in collaboration with African Union, PSTV, Media Afrique, and Youth Empowerment Actors, where he shared on how the over 100 participants can Build an Effective commercial online presence in Cameroon.
Felix equally served as a facilitator and panelist for the Pan African Youth Capacity Building and Entrepreneurial Conference, leading discussions on the role of youths in the realization of Agenda 2063 which brought over 80 youths where he focused on youths getting skills and encouraging youth entrepreneurship, and problem-solving as his points. He was one of the key speakers at the Unleashing your Potential Conference where he spoke to over 30 youths on how they can identify their potentials, in every domain and how they can make use of their potentials to become leaders and problem-solvers in their communities.
He also developed Cameroon’s first motivation app called Coders Motivation, which aims to keep programmers and software developers motivated in their lonely pursuit. Coders Motivation is the first motivation app that Cameroon has produced providing Developers with Best Practices, Effective Resume Writing, Inspiring Quotes, and Developers Success Stories. The application acquired over 500+ downloads and users just in a month after release. Today over 1,000+ students across Cameroon have benefited from the Coders Motivation App especially young university students at the University of Buea.
Felix, for his exemplary accomplishments and impact in his field, has notable awards and commendations such as the 2022 Chevening Awards offered by the U.K. Government to study for an MSc in the U.K., the 2022 European Union TIE CHAMPION Award for National Best Startup Project in response to the impact of COVID, 1st Prize Winner 2022 University of Buea’s Ingeunity and Talent (GETEC) Winner, 2021 Cameroon Achievers Award, 2018 100th Personalities Inspiring Cameroon, 2019 Orange Social Venture Prize Winner, and 2019 Digital Citizenship of the year for remarkable efforts in using social media and technology to advance solutions.
Felix Fomengia has featured on several International and National stations such as Voice of America TV, CRTV, Equinox Canal2 English, HITV, Magazines, VoiceRadio, CBS Radio, and other youths’ seminars and programs, an inspiration to many youths.
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