Global Charities Partner To Help Nigerian Girls Through Tech
Global charities, Theirworld and Oando Foundation, have partnered to help young Nigerian girls and women through tech and education. The program is targeted towards providing the young girls with learning opportunities to understand important technology skills in a safe environment through the pilot project known as Code Clubs reports Ventures Africa:
“With a safe space to learn and play, a mentor to inspire, and access to technology to be able to explore, create, and code we can increase learning opportunities and empower girls to fulfill their potential,” said Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld.
Despite thousands of jobs being created in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries across Africa, gender discrimination, lack of access to education and technology have often kept girls out of the work force. This has also made it impossible to break the cycle of poverty.
Over 600 girls aged six to twenty-five in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will join the Code Clubs in its pilot phase with the aim of reaching thousands more with its self-sustaining model – where girls who have completed the course will return to mentor the next cohort of girls, with community support to augment the scalability of the project.
Read more about the program HERE.