Martine Babeth Yekel- GWIS IT Teacher

Martine Babeth Yekel- GWIS IT Teacher

Martine Babeth Yekel- GWIS IT TeacherMartine Babeth Yekel is a Computer Engineer and Entrepreneur dedicated to prepare children to face the environment of the future.

Martine has a Master degree in Sciences and applied Technologies from the renown Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse and a Bachelor degree in Computer sciences from the prestigious Institute of Technology in Douala. She was also among the first Certified Instructor for Cisco Networking Academy in West and Central Africa and more recently she has earned a Professional Degree in *STEAM teaching in Colorado.


Martine started her career in 2001 as Head of IT Unit of the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Douala where she implemented the first IT network, bringing the administration, professors and students under the same platform, improving the overall efficiency and cutting short a ramping fraud issue at the Faculty. This success quickly took her to the National Electoral Commission to build a secure software and network to coordinate elections in Cameroon.

In her role position, she interacted first hand with different strata of the population from Housemaid to Decision makers and became very early on, sensible to perpetual technology disconnect between the North and the South and sought to bring her stone to bridge the gap through professional training and education.

Between 2002 and 2005, she has trained over 100 IT professionals in Cisco Network System and dedicated time to teach Computer Sciences to future engineers at the African Institute of IT (IAI) in Cameroon before taking a break to raise a family.

From 2011 to 2015 with the new orientation of STEAM in education, she has worked with emerging organization to popularize coding and robotics for children in the USA.

In 2016, she created YEL (Youth Engineering and Leadership), an organization that empowers kids from 5 to 16 to explore computer programming, robotics, engineering and Leadership activities while having fun. YEL is a partner of the American School of Douala among others and since last year, it is offering independent after school activities in Pointe-Noire.

In her free time, she loves to read, travel and meet people of all backgrounds and diverse cultures.