an introduction to technology for younger women
About the Initiative
The Tech-Up Girls initiative was set-up to bridge the gender digital skills gap in Africa by exposing young women to the world of technology as well as guide them on how to leverage technology to survive, thrive and be globally relevant.
It offers women between the ages of 16 and 30 a 6-weeks intensive and immersive bootcamp where they will learn an introduction to technology and be ushered into the world of technology. Embedded into the program are weekly coaching calls where the intellect area of these women is stimulated. During the coaching calls, they discuss with expert on topics bothering on Goal settings, Mind Reset, understanding how to manage and multiply money, the sustainable development goals and more.
They are also assessed using quizzes and projects. Exceptional students are encouraged to apply for the TECH-UP LADIES initiative.
Their lessons are hosted on a learning management system: self-paced but controlled.
The program aims to help them learn, be empowered to earn, and work.
The initiative originally aimed to empower 5000 young women by December 2022. However, by June 2022, we had empowered over 5900. The new goal is to reach 1 million girls and the subsequent cohorts will be operating on a reviewed system and with a new goal.
Most of the past participants are currently working as virtual assistants and social media managers across different fields while most others have moved further to starting their own agencies and businesses as well as take a career in other technology skills like cyber security, UI/UX, programming and more.
THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS INITIATIVE
- Achieving Sustainable Development Goals 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), 6 (Gender Equality) and 1 (No Poverty) for Africa.
- Enabling an integrated nation united and based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance.
- Contributing to ensuring a peaceful and secure Africa with the ideals of Entrepreneurship and dignity in labor.
- Contributing to enabling an Africa whose development is people driven, relying on the potentials of its people, especially its women and youth.
- Most importantly, empowering the girl child and preserving the sanity of our society through a ripple effect.
- Ability to read and write in the English Language
- Must be between 16 and 30 years old
- Be an African
- Have access to an internet connectivity device: Mobile Phone, Tablet or Laptop, internet connectivity, and an internet browser
- Be available during the 6 weeks of your cohort.
THIS PROGRAM IS FREE. ONLY THOSE SELECTED WILL BE CONTACTED.