What guys can do, ladies can do better. Or at least that’s what W.TEC wants to prove. Knowing that knowledge is key in technology, W.TEC is hosting a Girls Technology Camp to empower girls with technology knowledge in a two week technology education and mentoring programme. The objective is to help girls develop an early interest in computers and other information technology tools.
For the camp duration, the girls will participate in technology workshops. The long-term goal is to increase the number of Nigerian women using technology productively for learning, professional and leadership activities. The camp is open to secondary school students and workshops will include graphic design, movie making, web design and introduction to programming.
During the camp, the girls will participate in technology workshops and leadership activities. Evaluations of previous camps show enhanced leadership skills, creativity, problem solving and communication abilities in the girls.
The camp is for girls-only and the criteria for admission are:
- Intelligent, ambitious girls currently in JSS 2 – SSS 2 (no younger than 11 years) who are interested in and enjoy using computers and exploring the Internet.
- Planning or exploring a career using computers and/or other information and communication technology sectors e.g. telecommunications.
The girls will live at the camp venue for the duration of the programme:
Date: August 11 – 24, 2013
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Fee: N 50,000 per student (covers tuition, feeding, boarding, and excursions)
Some scholarships are available.