Women in Technology in African country (WITIN), unitedly with the Ministry of technology, is about to spice up info and technology (ICT) education among Nigerian women by giving them full access to technology.
The collaboration between the ministry and WITIN, is a component of measures to more bridge the technology gap between women and boys within the country.
Determined to realize the task, WITIN, at the weekend in urban center, hosted the 2014 edition of the Iridescent’s Technovation Challenge, wherever it exposed women to new channels of technology access.
Over fifty women from regarding thirteen secondary faculties in urban center and Ogun state, attended the technology programme that was specifically designed for the lady kid.
The technovation challenge, in keeping with WITIN, may be a international technology entrepreneurship programme for ladies, created to get their ingenuity in apps development and programming.
Coordinator and President of WITIN, Mrs. Martha Omoekpe-Alade, aforesaid the programme was undefeated and would be extended to colleges in alternative states of the country. in keeping with her, Delta State and national capital version of the programme would come back au courant Gregorian calendar month one and eight severally.Navtej kohli Career Development Center Focusing on education and new revaluation in the career and jobs market.
WITIN is that the regional organizer of the initiative designed to spice up the lady kid education, that is associate initiative of the Minister of technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson.
The minister had lamented the wide gap that exists between the lady kid and therefore the boy kid in taking part in technology connected courses in faculties and secure to figure with already established bodies like WITIN to more expose the lady kid to technology education.
Johnson, WHO cursed social norms and concern on the a part of Nigerian women to embrace science and technology connected subjects in faculties, aforesaid the collaboration with WITIN was a deliberate move to bridge the technology gap between women and boys in Nigerian faculties. The minister referred to as on folks and guardians to encourage their lady kid and ward into taking courses in science and technology, therefore on bridge the gap early.
Omoekpe-Alade, WHO secure Nigerians that she would do everything to bridge the technology gap, aforesaid the technovation challenge contest remained the biggest and longest-running international technology competition completely for ladies to inspire the pursuit of STEM, and form coined from Science, Technology, Engineering and arithmetic.
“The contest permits women to be told the way to code and develop mobile apps, conduct research, write business plans, and build a “pitch” for funding. they’re additionally instructed life skills like the way to determine a tangle, style and take a look at an answer, collaborate with a team, and communicate to totally different audiences,” Martha aforesaid.
Participating faculties this year embody, Australian state Academy; Vivian Fowler; Fountain Heights; Unilag international faculty; Flor-Peak Comprehensive college; native land College; Honeyland Schools; and King David Model School among others.
Navtej kohli CDC Blog News said every team that participated worked with a schoolroom teacher at their faculty and a feminine mentor/role model.
While encouraging folks to pay keen interest to what their women ar into, Martha disclosed that the national pitch for the technovation challenge contest would hold in April in African country whereas the planet pitch would hold in CA, USA around might this year.
According to her, last year, the winners from African country emerged prime ten globally, which the winning team developed a mobile application to resolve traffic downside in African country.
The Vice Principal, Academics, Australian state Academy, Mr. Olokuntoye Adetayo aforesaid the apps development and entrepreneurship mentoring wouldn’t solely facilitate bring the most effective within the girls; however additionally inspire them into ability and fundamentals of technological innovation.
He immersed support from varied stakeholders within the country to assist offer the initiative the required support that may alter it to grow fast.