Jun 16, 2020

W.TEC She Creates Camp Changing Strategy & More

Social Media Week Lagos 2020
Social Media Week Lagos 2020

Dear friends,

 

Let me start this off by saying that I hope you and your loved ones are all fine and staying safe and healthy.

 

After an incredible 2019 and a fast start off the blocks in January, 2020 has turned out to be completely different from what any of us could have imagined.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a landmark occurrence and turned life around for us all. Some of us may have lost loved ones and, on behalf of the W.TEC Board, Management and Team, I extend my condolences.

 

In Nigeria, many states have been under a lockdown on physical movement since the last week of March.

 

For us at W.TEC, we transited into working online from home. At the same time, we have had to re-design as many of our programmes to online programmes. We have also made the difficult decision to suspend some activities that unfortunately cannot be delivered online at the moment.

 

Please read below to see what we have been up to:

 

  • Selected as a WSIS 2020 Champion

  • Featured on BBC Africa

  • Preparing for the She Creates Next Camp (a virtual version of our annual residential She Creates Camp)

  • Developing Virtual Maker Space

  • Celebrated International Girls in ICT Day

  • Launched Alumna Network webinar series

  • Commemorated International Women’s Day

  • Organised a panel discussion at the 2020 Social Media Week Lagos

 

a.) Selected as a WSIS 2020 Champion

The WSIS Prizes contest was developed by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. Since inception, the contest of WSIS Prizes has attracted hundreds of thousands of stakeholders.

Out of 776 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community and a review of more than 2 million votes cast, W.TEC emerged as one of the five WSIS Champions in Category 3 (Access to information and knowledge).

Later this year, the Champions will be recognized by the WSIS community at the WSIS Prizes 2020 Ceremony slated for Geneva.

Read more: https://twitter.com/WSISprocess/status/1240658480568184832

 

b.) Featured on BBC Africa

The BBC Africa featured W.TEC's work. It was a great honour to have our work showcased on such a global platform.

W.TEC’s Executive Director, Oreoluwa Lesi, as well as two of our alumnae were featured.

Watch the feature: https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1256630826617495558?s=19

 

c.) Preparing for the She Creates Next Camp

W.TEC’s flagship programme is the annual residential She Creates Camp. It provides a high quality and exciting environment where girls learn to create useful technologies for everyday living through programming, mobile application development, graphics designing, film-making and digital animation programming. This helps schoolgirls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers.

 

As a result of the pandemic, W.TEC has decided to convert this to a virtual camp this year. Activities will include online classes and other fun activities, such as career talks by speakers from across the world. Although we will miss welcoming the girls to our cosy camp facility, we are excited to explore the prospects that this new platform will bring. We especially look forward to opportunities for deeper global engagement for the girls.

 

Learn more about the She Creates Camp: https://wtec.org.ng/programme/she-creates-camp/

 

d.) Developing Virtual Maker Space

 

We will be launching a new programme called the MakeHer Space, modelled on traditional maker spaces. This is a hands–on programme, designed to equip young womenwith the skills to create technology and engineering-based solutions that will solve problems in their communities. The pilot of the MakerHer Space was scheduled for April, but with Lagos State locked down from the last week of March, we had to postpone it.

 

Since then, we have re-imagined the MakerHer Space as a “virtual maker space.” In preparation for the new launch, we hosted some test classes online in May. You can learn how these test classes went.

 

You can also learn more about the MakerHer Space project here: https://wtec.org.ng/make-her-space/

 

e.) Celebrated International Girls in ICT Day

 

The International Girls in ICT Day is set-aside every last Thursday of April by the International Telecommunications Union to celebrate and create awareness of the lack of women in technology.

 

W.TEC celebrated this day with a webinar organised in partnership with COMPSUDEV – Cameroon.

 

Since all our W.TEC beneficiaries are either engaged in online learning or unable to learn because their schools lack the digital infrastructure for this, the focus of the webinar was:


• Online learning platforms to ensure that
their education & learning does not stop during the pandemic


• Strategies to
stay motivated when studying online

 

Our guest speaker was Ms. Pierrette Akumawah Nanga, the Head of ICT at COMPSUDEV in Cameroon. She gave an engaging talk on tools that girls can use to keep learning from home.

 

W.TEC’s Research and Development Officer, Ms. Tarere Eyimina, talked to the participants about ways to stay motivated when learning online.

 

Read more about the event: https://wtec.org.ng/wtec-celebrates-girls-in-ict-day-2020/

 

f.) Launched Alumna Network webinar series

 

Participants of W.TEC’s programmes graduate into the W.TEC Alumna Network. This network provides ongoing learning and mentoring opportunities, activities such as annual reunions and access to dedicated member-only mailing lists and social media channels, where career and other development information will be disseminated.

 

Starting from April, we launched the virtual platform for the Alumna Network. Via online channels, our alumna will be engaged regularly by W.TEC to forge a lasting synergy with them and sustain an ongoing engagement with them.

 

We kicked this off with 2 webinars: a virtual hangout and a webinar on study strategies.

Some of our alumna have volunteered on our programmes, facilitating and assisting in classes and workshops. We look forward to a deeper level of collaboration with them in the future.

 

Learn more: https://wtec.org.ng/wtecalumnaenetworkengagement/

 

g.) Commemorated International Women’s Day

 

We marked the 2020 International Women’s Day with several events in the cities of Offa and Ilorin in Kwara State. These took place in some of our host schools of the W.TEC Academy.

 

In Ilorin, we organised a panel discussion session at Government Girls Secondary School Oko- Erin in Ilorin, Kwara State. Our Programme Manager, Maryam Abdulsalam and Tolulope Ibiyeye the Coordinator of W.TEC Academy - Kwara anchored the event alongside senior female officials of the school.


The session centered on teaching the girls the main reality of the paths to success which included goal setting, persistence, resilience, hardworking, focus driven and being law abiding.

We organised a second career information event in collaboration with St Claires Girls Grammar School in Offa.

Read more: https://wtec.org.ng/w-tec-marks-2020-2020-international-womens-day/

 

h.) Organised a panel discussion at the 2020 Social Media Week Lagos

On February 28th,  the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre hosted a panel at the annual social media week in Lagos.

 

The panel tagged “Women Build Technology Too” was comprised of Simi Olusola (Executive Director at Aspilos Foundation), Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji (Founder of Rise Networks), Kafayat Adeoye (I.T. Support Specialist at Eko-Konnect Research/Education Initiative) and Temilade Adelakun (STEM Advocate and recent Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Univerity of Ibadan). The panel

 

At the panel, moderator and W.TEC Executive Director, Ms. Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi,  presented results of adigital access and habits survey administered at our She Creates Mainland Camp. One of the key findings was that 89.8% of the girls access the internet via a mobile phone.

 

Learn more about the panel and the report here: https://wtec.org.ng/smw-panel-women-build-technology-too/

 

 

*******************

 

 

This has certainly been a most unexpected quarter for us. Despite all the challenges, we are determined to keep innovating and adapting to our new reality, so that we can continue to serve all girls and young women.

 

Thank you for supporting and sharing our work. Because of you, we have been able to increase our reach and improve the quality of our programming.

 

Please continue to donate to our work. Also consider becoming a recurring donor and setting-up automatic monthly payments to us. We especially need your support at this time.

 

Together, we can keep working to build a pipeline that supports girls and women throughout their journeys from early engagement to a career in technology and sciences. We thank you and our girls thank you too.

 

 

Warm regards,

Oreoluwa Lesi

 

*******************

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

  • Email W.TEC: info@wtec.org.ng

 

ABOUT W.TEC & THE SHE CREATES CAMP:

The She Creates Camp is an initiative designed to help Nigerian secondary schoolgirls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers. The She Creates Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and tackle the digital gender divide. We teach girls to create digital content, create software and develop skills that use information and communication technologies. Our two-week immersion programme empowers girls to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities.

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

 

International Women's Day in Kwara Academy
International Women's Day in Kwara Academy
W.TEC Selected as WSIS 2020 Champion
W.TEC Selected as WSIS 2020 Champion
W.TEC Featured on BBC Africa
W.TEC Featured on BBC Africa
Social Media Week Lagos 2020
Social Media Week Lagos 2020

Links:

Jun 16, 2020

W.TEC Academy Changing Strategy & More in 2020

Social Media Week Lagos 2020
Social Media Week Lagos 2020

Dear friends,

 

Let me start this off by saying that I hope you and your loved ones are all fine and staying safe and healthy.

 

After an incredible 2019 and a fast start off the blocks in January, 2020 has turned out to be completely different from what any of us could have imagined.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a landmark occurrence and turned life around for us all. Some of us may have lost loved ones and, on behalf of the W.TEC Board, Management and Team, I extend my condolences.

 

In Nigeria, many states have been under a lockdown on physical movement since the last week of March.

 

For us at W.TEC, we transited into working online from home. At the same time, we have had to re-design as many of our programmes to online programmes. We have also made the difficult decision to suspend some activities that unfortunately cannot be delivered online at the moment.

 

Please read below to see what we have been up to:

  • Selected as a WSIS 2020 Champion

  • Featured on BBC Africa

  • Preparing for the She Creates Next Camp (a virtual version of our annual residential She Creates Camp)

  • Developing Virtual Maker Space

  • Celebrated International Girls in ICT Day

  • Launched Alumna Network webinar series

  • Commemorated International Women’s Day

  • Organised a panel discussion at the 2020 Social Media Week Lagos

a.) Selected as a WSIS 2020 Champion

The WSIS Prizes contest was developed by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to evaluate projects and activities that leverage the power of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to advance sustainable development. Since inception, the contest of WSIS Prizes has attracted hundreds of thousands of stakeholders.

Out of 776 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community and a review of more than 2 million votes cast, W.TEC emerged as one of the five WSIS Champions in Category 3 (Access to information and knowledge).

Later this year, the Champions will be recognized by the WSIS community at the WSIS Prizes 2020 Ceremony slated for Geneva.

Read more: https://twitter.com/WSISprocess/status/1240658480568184832

 

b.) Featured on BBC Africa

The BBC Africa featured W.TEC's work. It was a great honour to have our work showcased on such a global platform.

W.TEC’s Executive Director, Oreoluwa Lesi, as well as two of our alumnae were featured..

Watch the feature: https://twitter.com/BBCAfrica/status/1256630826617495558?s=19

 

c.) Preparing for the She Creates Next Camp

W.TEC’s flagship programme is the annual residential She Creates Camp. It provides a high quality and exciting environment where girls learn to create useful technologies for everyday living through programming, mobile application development, graphics designing, film-making and digital animation programming. This helps schoolgirls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers.

 

As a result of the pandemic, W.TEC has decided to convert this to a virtual camp this year. Activities will include online classes and other fun activities, such as career talks by speakers from across the world. Although we will miss welcoming the girls to our cosy camp facility, we are excited to explore the prospects that this new platform will bring. We especially look forward to opportunities for deeper global engagement for the girls.

 

Learn more about the She Creates Camp: https://wtec.org.ng/programme/she-creates-camp/

 

d.) Developing Virtual Maker Space

We will be launching a new programme called the MakeHer Space, modelled on traditional maker spaces. This is a hands–on programme, designed to equip young womenwith the skills to create technology and engineering-based solutions that will solve problems in their communities. The pilot of the MakerHer Space was scheduled for April, but with Lagos State locked down from the last week of March, we had to postpone it.

 

Since then, we have re-imagined the MakerHer Space as a “virtual maker space.” In preparation for the new launch, we hosted some test classes online in May. You can learn how these test classes went.

 

You can also learn more about the MakerHer Space project here: https://wtec.org.ng/make-her-space/

 

e.) Celebrated International Girls in ICT Day

 

The International Girls in ICT Day is set-aside every last Thursday of April by the International Telecommunications Union to celebrate and create awareness of the lack of women in technology.

 

W.TEC celebrated this day with a webinar organised in partnership with COMPSUDEV – Cameroon.

 

Since all our W.TEC beneficiaries are either engaged in online learning or unable to learn because their schools lack the digital infrastructure for this, the focus of the webinar was:


• Online learning platforms to ensure that
their education & learning does not stop during the pandemic


• Strategies to
stay motivated when studying online

 

Our guest speaker was Ms. Pierrette Akumawah Nanga, the Head of ICT at COMPSUDEV in Cameroon. She gave an engaging talk on tools that girls can use to keep learning from home.

 

W.TEC’s Research and Development Officer, Ms. Tarere Eyimina, talked to the participants about ways to stay motivated when learning online.

 

Read more about the event: https://wtec.org.ng/wtec-celebrates-girls-in-ict-day-2020/

 

f.) Launched Alumna Network webinar series

 

Participants of W.TEC’s programmes graduate into the W.TEC Alumna Network. This network provides ongoing learning and mentoring opportunities, activities such as annual reunions and access to dedicated member-only mailing lists and social media channels, where career and other development information will be disseminated.

 

Starting from April, we launched the virtual platform for the Alumna Network. Via online channels, our alumna will be engaged regularly by W.TEC to forge a lasting synergy with them and sustain an ongoing engagement with them.

 

We kicked this off with 2 webinars: a virtual hangout and a webinar on study strategies.

Some of our alumna have volunteered on our programmes, facilitating and assisting in classes and workshops. We look forward to a deeper level of collaboration with them in the future.

 

Learn more: https://wtec.org.ng/wtecalumnaenetworkengagement/

 

g.) Commemorated International Women’s Day

We marked the 2020 International Women’s Day with several events in the cities of Offa and Ilorin in Kwara State. These took place in some of our host schools of the W.TEC Academy.

 

In Ilorin, we organised a panel discussion session at Government Girls Secondary School Oko- Erin in Ilorin, Kwara State. Our Programme Manager, Maryam Abdulsalam and Tolulope Ibiyeye the Coordinator of W.TEC Academy - Kwara anchored the event alongside senior female officials of the school.


The session centered on teaching the girls the main reality of the paths to success which included goal setting, persistence, resilience, hardworking, focus driven and being law abiding.

We organised a second career information event in collaboration with St Claires Girls Grammar School in Offa.

Read more: https://wtec.org.ng/w-tec-marks-2020-2020-international-womens-day/

 

h.) Organised a panel discussion at the 2020 Social Media Week Lagos

On February 28th,  the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre hosted a panel at the annual social media week in Lagos.

 

The panel tagged “Women Build Technology Too” was comprised of Simi Olusola (Executive Director at Aspilos Foundation), Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji (Founder of Rise Networks), Kafayat Adeoye (I.T. Support Specialist at Eko-Konnect Research/Education Initiative) and Temilade Adelakun (STEM Advocate and recent Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Univerity of Ibadan). The panel

 

At the panel, moderator and W.TEC Executive Director, Ms. Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi,  presented results of adigital access and habits survey administered at our She Creates Mainland Camp. One of the key findings was that 89.8% of the girls access the internet via a mobile phone.

 

Learn more about the panel and the report here: https://wtec.org.ng/smw-panel-women-build-technology-too/

 

 

*******************

 

 

This has certainly been a most unexpected quarter for us. Despite all the challenges, we are determined to keep innovating and adapting to our new reality, so that we can continue to serve all girls and young women.

 

Thank you for supporting and sharing our work. Because of you, we have been able to increase our reach and improve the quality of our programming.

 

Please continue to donate to our work. Also consider becoming a recurring donor and setting-up automatic monthly payments to us. We especially need your support at this time.

 

Together, we can keep working to build a pipeline that supports girls and women throughout their journeys from early engagement to a career in technology and sciences. We thank you and our girls thank you too.

 

 

Warm regards,

Oreoluwa Lesi

 

*******************

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

  • Email W.TEC: info@wtec.org.ng

 

ABOUT W.TEC & THE SHE CREATES CAMP:

The She Creates Camp is an initiative designed to help Nigerian secondary schoolgirls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers. The She Creates Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and tackle the digital gender divide. We teach girls to create digital content, create software and develop skills that use information and communication technologies. Our two-week immersion programme empowers girls to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities.

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

 

Social Media Week Lagos 2020
Social Media Week Lagos 2020
International Women's Day in Kwara Academy
International Women's Day in Kwara Academy
W.TEC Selected as WSIS 2020 Champion
W.TEC Selected as WSIS 2020 Champion
W.TEC Featured on BBC Africa
W.TEC Featured on BBC Africa

Links:

Feb 18, 2020

W.TEC Ready to Rock 2020 with Camp & More...

Digital Generation Youth Proj. Kick-Off, S. Africa
Digital Generation Youth Proj. Kick-Off, S. Africa

Dear friends,

 

Is it too late to say happy new year to you all? Well, better late than never. We hope that your 2020 has started off very well and wish you a year filled with dreams come true.

 

For us at W.TEC, the last year and decade ended on a high and we look forward to what this new one brings with it.

 

Over the last quarter and by the end of last year, we experienced the following:

 

  • Won the 2019 EQUALS in Tech Award

  • Were featured in TIME Magazine’s January edition

  • Celebrated Safer Internet Day at the W.TEC Academy

  • Kicked off a new project “Digital Generation Youth” in South Africa

  • Were nominated for the 2020 WSIS Prizes (World Summit on the Information Society)

  • Participated in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

a.) W.TEC wins a 2019 EQUALS in Tech Award

 

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC was among winners announced at the 2019 EQUALS in Tech Awards held on Wednesday November 27 at a gala awards ceremony at Berlin’s Estrel Conference Center in Germany.

 

The Skills prize went to the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), an NGO working to enable women and girls to become professionals and entrepreneurs in the tech sector.

 

The awards, is hosted by the EQUALS Global Partnership, to recognize innovative solutions aimed at closing the digital gender gap. Winning initiatives were chosen from a pool of 15 outstanding finalists from 12 countries. Over 200 organizations submitted entries for this year’s awards, which span five categories: Access, Skills, Tech Leadership, SME Leadership, and Research.

 

W.TEC is extremely proud to have won this highly competitive and prestigious award and look forward to leveraging on this accolade to do even more to enhance gender diversity in technology.

 

Read more: https://wtec.org.ng/w-tec-wins-2019-equals-in-tech-awards/

 

b.) W.TEC was featured in TIME Magazine

 

W.TEC was featured in the January issue of TIME Magazine. The publication invited Tim Berners-Lee, Madeleine Albright, Michelle Bachelet, and other prominent personalities to write to a young person or people of their own choosing.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and co-founder of the World Wide Web Foundation opted to write a letter to the girls at the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) in Lagos.

In his letter, he states: When I visited you in Lagos during the 30th birthday of the web, you filled me with hope for the the web’s impact on our world because, as you bring new voices and experiences to the web, you will change it for the better.

 

The visit of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, to W.TEC in 2019 was part of his global tour to mark the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW). The exhibitions and presentations by beneficiaries of STEAM programs by W.TEC, left a lasting impression on Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

 

We at W.TEC are profoundly inspired by Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s work, thank him for his motivating message and appreciate TIME Magazine for sharing his message with the world.

 

Read more about the visit and read the letter from Sir Berners-Lee.

 

c.) Celebrated Safer Internet Day at the W.TEC Academy

 

Safer Internet Day is a day set aside to create awareness, among young people especially, of ways to use online tools safely. Digital technologies provide a world of possibilities at your fingertips. Yet, the internet also opens up certain risks to its users – especially the most vulnerable ones, such as children: privacy concerns, cyberbullying and disinformation.

Every year since 2017, W.TEC has supported the SID by organizing day-long programmes featuring educational and fun exercises and Staying Safe Online workshops for young people.

In 2020 W.TEC organized a SID event in Kwara State at St. Barnabas Secondary school, Ilorin – Kwara State for students from 13 schools across the state.

 

The programme was a day-long activity which featured fun exercises on what cyber crimes are all about. The was followed a workshop on Nigerian Internet Laws, enforcement, and staying safe online.

 

The evnt also featured keynote speaker, Mrs Olabimpe Olani - the Head of the National Library - Ilorin branch.

 

Read more about the event: https://wtec.org.ng/w-tec-holds-2020-safer-internet-day-in-kwara-state/

 

d.) Kicked off a new project “Digital Generation Youth” in South Africa

 

Another highlight of the year so far, has been the launch of the Digital Generation Youth project. This is a 2-year project aimed at developing new content, methods and activities to improve the quality of youth non-formal learning programmes for organisations in Nigeria, South Africa, Lithuania and the Netherlands. All partner organisations are delivering non-formal digital literacy and 21st century education programmes to young peoples.

 

The DGY project had its kick-off meeting in Port Elizabeth, South Africa with W.TEC Executive Director, Oreoluwa Lesi and Programme Manager, Folashade Braimoh representing the organisation.

 

A key aspect of the DGY project is the use of Digital Open Badges. Digital Open Badges are ways to recognise learning and experience achieved by completing some set activities. For every organisation we visited in Port Elizabeth, we had the chance to earn a badge by providing evidence of what we had learnt.

 

Read more: See our playlist of activities for which you can earn badges and read more about the visit to South Africa.

 

e.) Were nominated for the 2020 WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Prizes

 

Early in January, we discovered that we had been nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society Prizes 2020 also known as the WSIS Prizes.

 

W.TEC was nominated in the 3rd category of the awards (C3: Access to information and knowledge) alongside 19 other amazing initiatives from around the globe. This nomination was a great way to start the year and it was an honour to be listed among the other impactful initiatives.

Read more: See the other finalists

 

f.) Participated in 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

 

In November 2019, W.TEC participated in the 2019 – 16 Days of Activism programme for the Elimination of Violence against Women and girls for the 9th year in a row. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that kicks off annually on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

 

W.TEC supports the movement annually with a series of Staying Safe Online workshops for girls and women in secondary schools and higher institutions.

 

The workshops were scripted to reflect the 2019 theme of the campaign: “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” W.TEC’s 2019 workshops were held in 3 states across Nigeria for the first time to boost the reach of W.TEC’s campaign:

 

I.) In Lagos state in partnership with the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and with speakers from the United States Information Service – Lagos and Project Alert.

2.) In Ogun State at Yewa College, Ilaro.

3.) In Kwara State at Lower Niger Basin Staff College, Ilorin.

 

Altogether over 140 girls participated in the workshops.

 

Read more: https://wtec.org.ng/w-tec-holds-2019-16-days-of-activism/

 

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In all, this has been an uplifting start to the new year and decade.

 

Thank you for supporting and sharing our work. Because of you, we have been able to increase our reach and improve the quality of our programming.

 

Please continue to donate to our work. Also consider becoming a recurring donor and setting-up automatic monthly payments to us. And please share our work with others in your network.

 

Together, we can keep working to build a pipeline that supports girls and women throughout their journeys from early engagement to a career in technology and sciences. We thank you and our girls thank you too.

 

 

Warm regards,

Oreoluwa Lesi

 

*******************

 


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

 

ABOUT W.TEC & THE SHE CREATES CAMP:

The She Creates Camp is an initiative designed to help Nigerian secondary schoolgirls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers. The She Creates Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and tackle the digital gender divide. We teach girls to create digital content, create software and develop skills that use information and communication technologies. Our two-week immersion programme empowers girls to contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities.

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian nonprofit organisation committed to building a more inclusive technology ecosystem, with the next generation of women technology creators, entrepreneurs and leaders.

 

Staying Safe Online workshop (16 Days) - Lagos
Staying Safe Online workshop (16 Days) - Lagos
Staying Safe Online workshop (16 Days) - Kwara
Staying Safe Online workshop (16 Days) - Kwara
W.TEC wins at EQUALS in Tech Awards - Berlin
W.TEC wins at EQUALS in Tech Awards - Berlin
W.TEC wins at EQUALS in Tech Awards - Berlin
W.TEC wins at EQUALS in Tech Awards - Berlin
W.TEC Featured in TIME Magazine
W.TEC Featured in TIME Magazine

Links:

 
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