Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

A Review of MakeHer Space in Abuja

A Review of MakeHer Space

Our MakeHer Space team was in Abuja recently to review the technology empowerment programme for women and girls, conducted in 3 states across Northern Nigeria. In the region of the country, over 2000 participants were intimated with how to couple electronic circuits with rechargeable batteries to build rechargeable devices powered by solar technology. Through this, our participants learnt how to build LED bulbs, rechargeable batteries, and mini solar panel sets, which solve their immediate power needs.

Part of activities of our team during the review programme included paying courtesy calls on implementation partners, host community of training centres, visiting some participants and holding a review session with implementation partners on the progress of the programme.

From our review of the sessions for the programme, host communities were glad for the skills training of their women and girls. Many participants appreciated being introduced to a good and cheaper alternative for power. Also, it was observed that some participants have been using their skills to fix simple electric faults on plugs, extension boxes, replace batteries in power banks, and others.

In addition, we are also glad to share with you that the programme in Northern Nigeria got nominated for international awards and also got big recognition from a multinational, which will be promoting the success of MakeHer Space nationwide in the coming days.

The MakeHER Space programme by W.TEC in Nigeria is done with support from @google. We are so proud to have worked with them on this amazing initiative and look forward to doing lots more together in Nigeria.

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