How Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) Empowers Several Nigerian Girls

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC –a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves …

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The Women’s Technology Empowerment CentreW.TECa Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research ,recently held her fifth Girls Technology Camp in Lagos, Nigeria.

The W.TEC Technology Camp is a technology education and mentoring programme aimed at helping girls in JSS 2 to SSS 2 in secondary school (ages 11 – 17 years) develop an early interest in computers and other information technology. For the camp duration, the girls will participate in technology workshops. The long-term goal is to increase the numbers of Nigerian women and girls using technology productively for learning, professional and leadership activities.

Workshops at the camp included Computer Foundation, Graphic Design, Video Appreciation & Techniques, Blogging and Web Design. This year’s partners and supporters include the World Bank, Adobe Youth Foundation, Microsoft, Swift Networks, Omatek Computers and Laureates College. Their activity this year is captured in the pictures below.Kudos to Ore Somolu and her team!

 

Graduating Girls 2012
Girls working at Omatek Computers factory

 

Representative of Perm Sec Lag Min of Educ Mrs Adegoke with 1st prize winner Dolapo Nurudeen,with Ore Somolu(left),Founder WTEC
W-TEC Camp class in session
Visit to Swift Networks
Lynda Saint-Nwafor MTN CTO speaks to girls
Chinazor Ifediora and Gbemisola Popoola present on Staying Safe Online at the graduation ceremony

 

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