Victor Eyo is a vibrant, optimistic and innovative young person who takes advantage of every opportunity to do good. He’s most resilient and never backs down from a challenge. He’s always burning with passion to see his plans come to fruition. Here’s an everyday young person doing something cool and we think you should meet him.
Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula for teens to become successful tech bros or tech sis?
Yes, I believe there’s a pattern or formula for teens to become successful tech bros or sis in whatever field they find themselves in.
For any young person to turn out successful, they must first give themselves to learning, stay humble and respectful, no matter how skilled they are, taking into consideration that there were people in their respective fields before them. They need to put themselves and their work out there, connect and build the right network, and, as a bonus, something that has helped me over time, they also should pray and study God’s word. It helps people stand out for life.
Who’s Victor Eyo? What sparks his interests and what good does he want to see and do in the world?
Victor Eyo is a vibrant, optimistic and innovative young person who takes advantage of every opportunity to do good. He’s most resilient and never backs down from a challenge. He’s always burning with passion to see his plans come to fruition.
The opportunity to be relevant and make an impact is what sparks my interest. The thought of being of value and changing people’s lives is what sometimes keeps me awake at night, excited, ready to take over the world with so much passion, and vigour. I’ll say this is the fuel that keeps me burning.
I want to see a world with reduced unemployment and poverty rate. I want to see a world where Africa is leading the world at the forefront of technological development and advancements, a world where teenagers in local communities don’t see owning a computer as a big dream beyond their reach. I want to see a world where girls are leading innovators in the tech space, and disabled young persons are not seen as disabled but special, a world with equality in the socio-economic technological space.
This is why I work day in day out to tackle unemployment, poverty, bridge the digital divide gap in Africa, promote equality for all persons and female inclusivity in the tech space; provide decent work and opportunities for young persons to be employable in the socio-economic technological space, and Unlock Africa’s digital economy one community at a time.
And are there any new projects you’re working on and would like support on?
I’m currently working on expanding my recent projects:
- Deaf Dumb, and Tech: a training I organized in partnership with Cross River State and Special Education Center to train young persons impaired in talking and hearing, on digital skills. I’m working to expand it to different cities and Nations across Africa.
- Digital Literacy School Tours: already completed it in several secondary schools in Calabar. My team and I are currently working on expanding it to several other cities in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Liberia amongst others.
- Owning our first Physical Tech Hub.
These are the projects I’m currently working on and I need as much help as I can get in terms of resources, man-power, collaborations, partnerships and even endorsements too.
What’s the craziest experience you’ve had with Wegodigiteens and wish to never have again
I think the craziest experience I have had with Wegodigiteens was our Social Media Management and Content Development Conference at WAPI Secondary School. I nearly fainted that day. I’m actually laughing now when I think about it. I had made all preparations prior to the conference, I didn’t have a strong team so I actually did most of the work myself. I just had a few friends and acquaintances who helped out.
However, on the day of the conference, the principal of the school said she didn’t give me any permission to organise anything and this is someone that had agreed I come to the school several times to remind her and she even said we could use their school generator. On the day of the summit, however, she denied that she ever gave me permission. It was after much debating she said I could use the school hall but I’ll have to use my generator.
I don’t know when and how to give up, so I couldn’t cancel the conference. As a matter of fact, the speakers were already waiting for me. I had to go get a generator, bought fuel, and became so stressed out from running around that I fell sick afterwards.
It’s been 3 years now and I haven’t been to the school since then. There’s just this trauma that comes with the school but, anyways, that’s one experience I don’t want to ever repeat itself. If I were to do anything different, I’ll go with a written permit from the Government to any school to avoid any unforeseen stress or, more, come to a much more concrete agreement with the school.
That’s intense! Sorry about that experience and what random life hack can you share with others?
One random life hack or quick trick I know about anything or just anything is that ‘journaling helps you plan better, and writing down your visions helps a lot in clarity’.