As a child, Angele spent a lot of time away from the classroom due to some health-related issues she faced during her childhood. She relied mostly on her friends and classmates to share their learning materials with her, so she could stay up to date with all that was taught in school.
The importance of education became more apparent to Angele Messa in 2018, following a crisis in Cameroon that led to closure of schools in two English speaking regions in her country. This first-hand experience motivated her to create EduClick Africa to promote access to quality education and decent job opportunities.
Angele’s business model helps train and mentor individuals to realise their true potential, through her online platform, EduClick Africa, and facilitate job access through her job search engine www.educlickcareers.com, which currently ranks as the largest job search engine in Cameroon.
Following the non-refundable seed grant of $5,000 from the Foundation, Angele was able to build her online learning platform. She has also been able to grow her business to employ 3 full time staff and 4 part time.
EduClick Jobs, a subsidiary of EduClick Africa, is a search engine which seeks to connect Cameroonian youth to decent jobs and other opportunities to boost their productivity and help them support their families and achieve their life goals.
Through her business, Angele has a vision to democratise access to decent jobs for all, irrespective of geographical location, qualifications, and gender. She has a goal to help 1 million youths access decent jobs and opportunities through EduClick Careers by 2025.
Speaking on the impact of her business since its inception, Angele said “We have over 46,000 registered users on our platforms. We have impacted over 8,000 young people within Cameroon and the Central African region with employability skills and helped over 600 people to find decent jobs”.
When asked about the impact of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on the current trajectory of her business, Angele emphasised that thanks to the six weeks business management training, she was able to develop a comprehensive business plan, set realistic business goals and working hard to achieve them following her learnings from trainings.