Nigerian startup GirlsCanCode is set to train female secondary school student in computer programming. Application is open to all interested students regardless of their departments Art, Science or Commercial.
The initiative is aimed at educating young women to take up IT and tech-related roles within an emerging tech-hub like Nigeria and other parts of Africa. When asked about the goal of the programme, the founder, Mr. Richard Ore stated;
To educate women to take on leading tech jobs and positions around the globe and to increase the women in tech population across Africa
Richard Ore is a leading software engineer with lots of years of experience and a strong women-in-tech and girl-child-education advocate as well as the pioneer of the #GirlsCanCode movement.
According to him “The training is going to be in multiple batches and students will be able to graduate through beginners to advanced/professional roles.”
The training will be in two folds;
- Zoom training classes
- Secondary students training sessions which will often happen on the school premises
Already there are over 650 registered students.
Registration is ongoing for the training that’s scheduled to commence this month. Interested participants can still register here.
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