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Group to train 7,200 women on ICT

Group to train 7,200 women on ICT
September 07
18:18 2017

Tech4Dev,a non-profit organistaion, has partnered 12 state governments to train 7,200 young women in Nigeria.

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Announcing this at a press conference in Akure on Thursday, Peace Odili, programme manager of NWT, said the programme, partly funded by Microsoft, will train women between ages of 18-40 on coding skills over a three-year period.

Odili said there would be virtual and physical training sessions facilitated by professionals in the ICT industry.

She listed the benefiting states as Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Edo, Kogi, Kwara, Abia, Imo, Rivers, Kano, Kaduna and Kebbi.

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“Tech4Dev with support from Microsoft is partnering the office of the first ladies, state ministries of women affairs and the federal ministry of women affairs across the 12 States in Nigeria with high female – male parity within the technology sector, to establish the Nigerian Women Techsters Initiative,” she said.

Odili urged interested women to fill the application on www.nigerianwomentechsters.org.

Joel Ogunsola, executive director of Tech4Dev, said his group is a social enterprise focused on solving the world’s greatest problems through technology.

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Ogunsola said the NWT initiative was conceived to help solve the growing problem of unemployment that has continued to plague youths, especially young women in undeserved communities.

“Our goal is to empower young women with technical skills in web and mobile software development, embedded systems development and games development,” Ogunsola said.

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