Leapfrog and Activ Spaces organised Mobile App Development Hackathon in Buea, Cameroo

Team “Steve Jobs” is the winner of the 2019 Mobile App Development Hackathon sponsored by Foundation North South Bridges, Leapfrog and Zuoix.

Many young developers from the Silicon Mountain area were competing to win the cash prize of XAF150,000, sponsored by Zuoix. The Hackathon has been the last event in an 18- months training project with Activ Spaces in Buea. Leapfrog and Activ Spaces trainers have trained more than 200 young developers in Buea to boost their IT career and to secure a livelihood. With the ongoing crises in Buea, life has become difficult for young people. We believe that IT may be a way out of poverty.

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Our programme “Young IT Power in Mitume Community” in Kenya enters next phase

Since 2016, German we have been supporting IT education in cooperation with the Mitume Community Development Project in Tuwan Location, a poverty stricken community in Kitale, Kenya.  The city is one of the biggest urban centers in Kenya. 60% of the young people are unemployed, mostly because they lack the required skills to successfully enter the job market.

Thanks to a grant from Stiftung Umverteilen , we are now able to enter this programme in its 3rd phase.  We are aiming to support 100 young people from the community to access the job markets, with a focus on young women and supporting the reconciliation and peace processs between the different tribes living in the multicultural town of Kitale.  We will have different training sessions on IT basics and entrepreneurship, job skills training and workshops with our Actor for Change and Peace Ambassadors to promote a peaceful life for everyone.

Leapfrog is supporting coders in Cameroon at ActivSpaces TechHub


Started in January 2018, the collaboration aims to support young developers and entrepreneurs in Buea in Cameroon in better accessing the national and regional job markets by providing training and guidance on IT industry standards.

Drawn from Silicon Valley, Buea is also called Silicon Moutain because of its lively technology communities who contribute considerable innovative power in the town. ActivSpaces, the local partner of Leapfrog in this project, is one of Cameroon’s leading tech innovation and incubation hubs for the science and technology community in Cameroon. 

With support from Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken, the 14-month project will provide

  • Intensive classroom training sessions with Leapfrog trainers
  • Multiplicator training session with online support from Leapfrog
  • 2 Hackathons