Welcome

Misongi

We bring together high achieving, promising young leaders driven to learn and make an impact in their community. We run an intensive series of bootcamps for our scholars throughout the year. Our activities include lectures, seminars, standardized test preparation, workshops, admission sessions, field trips, and sports. At the end of their first boot camp, scholars are matched with mentors and placed with local companies and community-based organizations for internships and volunteering opportunities.

Vision

Misongi envisions a world where Cameroon’s youth leadership encompasses thoughtful and broad-minded decision-makers drawn from every economic segment of society. Misongi plans to revolutionize the way leading colleges and universities recruit talented students from Cameroon, and the way these students approach their educations and futures.

Mission

Misongi designs and builds programs for highly talented students to access and navigate exceptional educational and life opportunities. We recruit, develop and support motivated students to be successful at the world’s best colleges and universities. Our mission reflects our values - Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Service. We work with these exceptional students to help them understand that an education at a top college is possible— and affordable

Developing Stats - Our first year stats

9

Scholars admitted into top schools

6

Scholars dmitted on ED offers

9

Mentors

500+

Students impacted (scholars & non-scholars

Misongi's priority

We prioritize not just getting our scholars admitted into top universities but making sure that we prepare them adequately for an undergraduate life that would ensure success.

History

Misongi

Misongi was founded in 2018 by Veronique Hob-Hob. Misongi is a word in the Bassa language that means "Mathematics."

Misongi connects Cameroon’s most exceptional, motivated youth with leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. By working with these students — beginning in junior high, Misongi aims to increase the percentage of talented Cameroonian students attending the world’s best universities and to support them to achieve success in their careers and communities.

Program Features

Mentorship

Every student gets a mentor and a college counsellor to help him/her throughout their college application and admission processes.

Intensive Training

Our students undergo a rigorous academic, social and cultural training throughout the year.

Network Benefits

We have a rich network of admissions representatives from different schools that avail themselves to speak to our scholars and help them get their admissions chances to a maximum.

Programs

College Access Program

We bring together high achieving, promising young leaders driven to learn and make an impact in their community. We run intensive two weeks boot-camp throughout the year which includes lectures, seminars, standardized test preparation, workshops, admissions sessions, field trips, and sports. At the end of their first boot camp, scholars are matched with mentors and placed with local companies and community-based organizations for internships and volunteering opportunities.

We developed our rigorous curriculum and programming around key issues such as 21st-century curricula, education innovation, digital fluency, and STEAM skills and lifelong learning pathways. Technological innovation is fundamentally transforming education. Our program is reflective of those changes. We help our scholars develop digital fluency, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Entrepreneurship (STEAM) skills if they are to be equipped to navigate and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution era.

However, our curriculum places a special emphasis on cultural identity and is grounded on the ethos of giving back. Through interactive workshops, we help our scholars build local and global citizenship values, and nourish core non-cognitive skills. We believe nurturing a new generation of responsible and responsive leaders involves building a solid foundation for a lifetime of adapting and developing new abilities. This is our mission, and we are committed to assisting our scholars to fulfill their potential.

Build-In-A-Box Program

Build in a box, is a two-day Leadership camp organized by African Leadership Academy students in their respective countries. Its aim is to teach young adults more about leadership and entrepreneurial skills to help solve problems faced in their respective communities. It’s mainly for youths ages 16-20yrs who want to be great leaders and entrepreneurs in any field of interest. With its rigorous curriculum, Build in a Box creates impact in the lives of young adults, who further create impact in their respective communities.

The 2018-2019 Misongi Cohort’s Notable Academic Achievements

  • 3rd & 4th best GCE Ordinary Level students in Cameroon, session 2016
  • 4th best GCE Advanced Level student in Cameroon, session 2018
  • Best Sciences student in the Littoral region, GCE Advanced Level, session 2018
  • Best Mathematics student in Cameroon, GCE Advanced Level, session 2018
  • One valedictorian & two salutatorians, Class of 2018

Scholars Application - Where preparation meets opportunity

There are many determined and talented students in Cameroon who lack maximum financial resources and access to information to better their educational future. For this reason, Misongi seeks to identify highly academically qualified and motivated Senior Secondary students in Cameroon to join the 2020-2021 Cohort of the Misongi College Access Program.

Misongi’s mission is to assist highly-talented and motivated students to negotiate and finance the admissions process for colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. The aim is to produce highly-skilled and widely-educated leaders to build tomorrow’s Cameroon.

During this one year program, Misongi works closely with students through regularly scheduled boot camps, meetings and seminars to assist them throughout their college application process. The primary goal is to help our scholars secure admissions and scholarships into the best universities in the world. Misongi expects a sincere commitment of students to give back their energy and time to the program, and to their communities and to be the best they can be.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Strong academic record/ transcript
  • Robust participation in extracurricular activities
  • Involvement in leadership roles (prefectship is preferred)
  • Excellent community service participation
  • Transcripts that show an A average or above 90%
  • O Level results: 7 A’s & above (May/June 2018 onwards)
  • REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete Application Form: You can fill out the attached word document electronically and send as an attachment to our email.
  • Attach a PHOTOCOPY of your “O” Level results (Include Cambridge A’Level results if applicable.)
  • Request a teacher or your school principal to complete the attached letter of RECOMMENDATION FORM, attesting to your character, talent and skills. Please do not include a basic testimonial that does not talk about you as an individual.
  • Send a scanned copy of your TRANSCRIPT FROM FORM 5 TO UPPER SIXTH including your first term results, if possible.
  • Write TWO ESSAYS, of about 350– 400 words
  • Send a scanned copy of any supplementary certificates of achievement
  • NOTE: Please send scanned application and all documents to contact@misongi.org as attachments with proper titles e.g. “Keith Ngu Transcript”, “Keith Ngu O level results” etc. in a single mail if you do not complete your application online. Documents in subsequent mails will not be considered.

    Please complete this application form fully, providing us with as much information as you can about yourself, your dreams and ambitions; your family background and your academic and co-curricular activities. Please send all parts of your application together at one time to ensure that your application is complete and includes contact information for you. We will not consider incomplete applications.

    Because of the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY respond individually to those who are successfully selected to participate in the program.
    If you are not able to complete the application online, Download a paper version HERE

    ESSAY QUESTIONS

    Read directions carefully: It is essential to send completed applications and attachments at the end of this application. Please do not send original documents. Scanned copies of certificates are acceptable.

    Colleges and universities in the United States and around the world want to get to know you as a person, both in and out of the classroom. Use this essay as an opportunity to let us get to know you, how you think and what’s important to you. As we want to get to know you as an individual and not look for the most dramatic tale, it is essential that all experiences related in these essays be a true and accurate depiction of your life. (350-400 words)

    Academic and School information

    Short Answer Questions

    We want to get to know you well through these questions, so take time to answer them honestly and fully.

    Attach a zipped folder containing all your supporting documents. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH MULTIPLE FILES/FOLDERS HERE. ONLY ONE ZIP FILE/FOLDER containing all your documents

    Team

    Veronique Hob-Hob

    Founder & Director

    Veronique Hob-Hob

    Founder & Director
    Peter Thorp

    Adviser

    Peter Thorp

    Adviser
    Ike Ngwoke

    Admissions Counsellor

    Ike Ngwoke

    Admissions Counsellor
    Genesis Nchopereu

    Program Assistant

    Genesis Nchopereu

    Program Assistant

    Become a Mentor - Send us a quick note

    Address

    P.O BOX 12377,
    Yaounde, Cameroon

    Phone

    +237 699 82 62 37

    Application Form
    We need people that are self-motivated and dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals. Our mentors come from all works of life, but they have a similar passion - to help students gain admissions into their dream schools and pursuit educational opportunities. If this sounds like you, we will be honored to have you on board.
    Mentor Expectations
  • Commit at least 1 hour a week to help a Misongi scholar assigned to you.
  • Help your mentee to review essays, do mock interviews, SAT preps and more.
  • Check in regularly with mentee to ensure he/she completes tasks and meet application deadlines.
  • Have fun and build lasting friendships with scholars.
  • Our Mentors

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    Chidiogo Akunyili
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    Nisrine Ouazzani Chahdi
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    Douglas Oyango
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    Lincoln Ajoku
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    Raphael Camargo
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    Andrea A. Richter
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    Carlos Raoul Leon Gomez
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    Bella Anne Chinwendu Ndubuisi
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    Teocah Arieal AINKA DOVE