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Learning at the 2013 W.TEC Girls Technology Camp.

Learning at the 2013 W.TEC Girls Technology Camp.

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 W.TEC Girls Technology Camp, which takes place from August 3 to 16, 2014. Click here to apply!!

The W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is a 2-week technology education and mentoring programme organized 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 30 girls and workshops will include Scratch Programming, Mobile Application Designing (using App Inventor), Digital Photography, Digital Video Production, Digital Advocacy, and Excursions to technology companies.

During the camp, the girls participate in technology workshops and leadership activities. Evaluations of previous camps show enhanced leadership skills; creativity; and problem-solving and communication abilities in the girls as a result of attending the camp.

Girls will participate in the following activities:

Computing Workshops:

  • Be introduced to programming concepts using Scratch and the Raspberry Pi
  • Design and programme mobile apps using MIT’s App Inventor
  • Learn about the business strategies of software development
  • Assemble computer systems
  • Understand and write HTML code

Technology Career Sessions:

  • Exciting career talk sessions with pioneering women working in technology
  • 2 exciting excursions to cutting-edge technology companies

Digital Media Workshops:

  • Produce and edit a film using Adobe Premier
  • Create blogs and digital multimedia content
  • Learn photography and editing principles
  • Learn about digital advocacy i.e. using their digital spaces for championing social causes


Fun & Recreational Activities:

  • Arts and Craft
  • Karaoke
  • BBQ Night
  • Movie Nights
  • Health & Fitness
  • Self-Defence
  • Ettiquette

Girls present their work at GE

The young women will work both individually and in teams for project assignments. The activities will be highly interactive, with emphasis on practice and learning-by-doing.

Target Audience: This is a girls-only camp and the criteria are girls who are:

  • Intelligent, ambitious and currently in JSS 2 – SSS 2 (no younger than 11 years)
  • Interested in and enjoys using computers and exploring the Internet
  • Planning or exploring a career using computers and/or other information and communication technology (ICTs) e.g. telecommunications

Format: Residential Camp (The girls will stay at the camp venue for the duration of the programme)

Date: August 3 – 16, 2014

Length: 2 Weeks

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Fee: N 50,000 per student (Covers tuition, feeding, boarding, educational resources and excursions.)
Scholarships are available for public school students.

Application Process:
To apply for the camp, kindly complete the application form. Alternatively fill free to send an email to info@w-teconline.org to find out more about the W.TEC Technology Camps.

The W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is highly competitive, so be sure to apply quickly. Watch this video to learn what our 2013 alumnae had to say about their experience at the camp.


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