Steve Tchoumba

Steve Tchoumba

Steve Tchoumba started a few educational businesses in Cameroon following his dual passions of education and empowerment. After working in England as a teacher and musician, Steve returned to Cameroon and helped launch The Bridge International School.

Working on that project, he understood the importance of books to students so he founded giftED, an online bookstore whose mission statement says: “Our mission is to be the most popular and consistent store on the internet providing Cameroonian students, parents and schools with the widest choice of quality products, on all formats available and at the best possible prices.”

GiftED, refers to “The Gift of Education” because every child has a gift. And it also means that this generation is giving the generations to come (The Gift of Education). In Cameroon, where textbooks are either hard to find or unaffordable, Steve’s business strives to fix these problems.

In that spirit of giving, Steve is part of ActivSpaces which mentors tech entrepreneurs in Cameroon and Beau. Joining the African Entrepreneurship Award, Steve says “I am glad to help even more Cameroonian entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses across Cameroon and Africa.”