The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC recently held its fifth Girls Technology Camp, from August 3 – 18, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. The camp concluded with a graduation ceremony on Saturday, August 18 2012.
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, Laureates College, as well as individual donors and supporters.
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.
(Monday, 20 August 2012)
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