Nkwenti Claudette Ngefor
Crop production technician
Assistant coordinator STEMi makers Africa
Be innovative and believe in yourself.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Attending to community need
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
Food security has always been my passion and noticing how people go Hungry either because of insufficient resources or knowledge was disturbing. That is why I studied crop production.
And as a home economist I realized nutrition and dieting was becoming a problem in my community so I did an advocacy program for the prevention of non communicable disease and to increase my skills and abilities I'm undergoing a masters program in food and human nutrition.
All inspiration came from Mrs Ntoukem Rose my
course instructor who always preaches about making sure you take a balance diet. And Mme Amanda Obidike who has always encouraged me to step out of my shell and be innovative to impact my community with skill embedded in me through STEMi makers Africa
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
I am able to impact lives through teaching and the advocacy programs I do in the domain of home economics. And also as a crop production technician, increase food production.
As an ambassador of STEMi makers Africa we are changing the community fabric with STEM path ways to foster the development of Africa.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
STEM makes me more innovative. I am able to change the knowledge I got during my studies to real world problems solving tools and STEM path ways helps me better mobilize and engage my community to effectively work with others in different fields of study to foster the development process
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
They are embedded with so much knowledge can do more and should join the work force of STEM, be innovative and believe in themselves that the Africa and the world at large need their support
INSPO / FUN FACT
“A woman is a like a tea bag you never know how strong it is until it gets into hot water.”