The Nigerian Women Techsters is an experiential learning program by Tech4Dev and funded by Microsoft, aimed at building digital literacy especially coding and analytical skills in young women, exposing them to available employment and entrepreneurship opportunities within the technology space.
The initiative aims to train over 2,400 young women in a year, between the ages of 18 – 40 across 12 states in Nigeria including Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Imo, Anambra, Akwa-Ibom, Edo, Kogi, Kwara, Kano, Kebbi, and Taraba states.
Tech4dev is a non-profit social enterprise that helps to solve the world’s greatest problems using technology with a primary focus on health, education and civic engagement.
To ensure success of the initiative, Tech4dev is partnering with the office of the First Lady and the Ministry of Women Affairs across the 12 participating states as well as other national and local partners.
The training would involve both online and offline sessions. The online training will be done within the week with the trainees taking courses on business modules while the offline training will have seasoned facilitators to take the trainees through the curriculum for the three tracks namely; Web and Mobile Application Development, Games Development and Embedded Systems; periodically once a week over a 12-week period.
To bridge the digital gap between male and female within the technology ecosystem
- To train 2400 women across 12 states in Nigeria.
- To train 200 women in each state.
- To enable 30% of the trained women, establish their startup enterprises of technology supported enterprise post training.
- To enable 40-50% of the women trained get digital enabled.
- To develop partnerships for the sustainability of the initiative.
- To advocate the employment of women in skilled technology related jobs that offer great prospects of high remuneration which in turn helps to ensure a growing GDP and economy.
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