Technology
 Nigeria
Project #25006

Send 100 girls to technology camp in Nigeria

by Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)
Vetted

Summary

The Girls Technology Camp helps to intervene early, combat stereotypes and tackle the digital gender divide. We teach girls to create digital content, develop programmes 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. Please help us set-up 3 new camps across Nigeria and take 100+ girls to technology camp!
$20,000.00
total goal
$14,765.00
remaining
57
donors
0
monthly donors
4
months active

Challenge

Research shows that in Nigeria, young men are almost twice as likely to have a career in computer science and technology as women. This means men are shaping our technology, while women have little say in this process. 90% of the jobs in the next decade will require technology skills. If women lack these skills, we will be left behind in tomorrow's world. Studies indicate that early-stage interventions like the W.TEC Girls Technology Camp are critical in closing this digital knowledge gap.

Solution

The W.TEC Girls Camp helps Nigerian girls develop an early interest in computer science, information technology and related careers. The camp admits 40 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 and provides a high quality and exciting atmosphere where the girls learn to create useful technologies for everyday living through mobile application development, graphics designing, film-making and programming. Data from past camps show the camp clarified career decisions for 53.3% of the alumnae.

Long-Term Impact

Replicating the W.TEC Camp in 3 additional cities across Nigeria will triple our impact by making the camp accessible to over 100 girls. Equipping Nigerian women and girls with skills to participate in the digital economy, encourages more girls to technology careers and help produce solutions that address local and global problems. This also empowers girls and women with the ability to navigate and contribute meaningfully to the digital economy and improve their economic opportunities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.w-teconline.org
W.TEC website
2015 Camp Alumna Testimonials
News article on the W.TEC Camp
W.TEC Facebook Page

Organization Information

Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)

Location: Lagos - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.w-teconline.org
Project Leader:
Oreoluwa Lesi
Lagos, Nigeria
$5,235 raised of $20,000 goal
 
63 donations
$14,765 to go
Donate Now Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.