Now Accepting Applications: The W.TEC Girls Technology Camp – April 2013

Girls working on computers at W-TEC Girls Technology Camp

Girls working on computers at W-TEC Girls Technology Camp

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC is pleased to announce its first Girls Technology Camp of 2013, which is scheduled to take place from April 8 – 12 in Lagos, Nigeria. The camp, which is aimed at encouraging girls to learn and use information and communication technology for their social and economic development, will also celebrate International Girls’ in ICT Day.

International Girls’ in ICT Day is an initiative backed by the International Telecommunications Union, to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is a technology education and mentoring programme organised by W.TEC, with the objective of helping girls 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 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.

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, email info@w-teconline.org or call +234.1.850.9782, 234.818.870.9251.