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The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC is now accepting applications for its 8th Girls Technology Camp, which is scheduled to take place from August 2 – 15 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is a technology education and mentoring programme designed to inspire girls to become more confident in creating digital content and developing technology. For the camp duration, the girls will participate in technology workshops, career talk sessions, team-building exercises and excursions.

The technology camp which has been tagged”Geeky Divas – Grooming ICTpreneurs” is open to secondary school students who are not younger than 13 and not older than 17 years of age. This residential, educational camp will take place from August 2 – 15, 2015 and is targeted at girls in secondary schools who are comfortable using the computer and who would like to take their interest in computers & technology to the next level. It is a two-week program with practical technology workshops including: Animation Programming using Raspberry Pi, Building Mobile Applications to design Games, Build Computers, Graphics Designing – CorelDraw and 3D-Designing, and Shooting a Film. The girls will also learn how to create ideas and develop them into money-making ventures; there will be seasoned financial gurus to take them through Software Development Life Cycle and Financial Literature sessions in the simplest form.

The 2015 W.TEC Girls technology Camp is supported through partnerships with Union Bank of Nigeria PLC, Mainone Cable, General Electric, Adobe Youth Foundation and Laureates College – Lagos.

W.TEC is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically. This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations.

To find out more about the camp and to register on behalf of your daughter or ward, visit their website, email info@w-teconline.org or contact W.TEC by phone, 0818.870.9251 and 0809.858.8075.

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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