Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

MakeHER Space Draws the Curtain in Northern Nigeria

MakeHER Space Draws the Curtain in Northern Nigeria

For the past 15 years, the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a leading NGO in Nigeria, has been at the forefront of closing the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Their flagship program, MakeHER Space, has successfully provided hands-on tech training to women and girls, creating spaces for them to explore and excel in the world of technology. Recently, MakeHER Space expanded its impact to rural Northern Nigeria, specifically in Abuja, Bauchi, and Nasarawa States, aiming to introduce tech and renewable energy skills to young females and empower them to become problem solvers in their communities.

MakeHER Space Reaches Northern Nigeria:

In the last three years, MakeHER Space has been making waves across Northern Nigeria with its award-winning program. The initiative has focused on nurturing tech talents among women and girls, paving the way for them to be well-equipped to handle the challenges of the future and contribute to their communities positively. With a strong focus on renewable technologies, MakeHER Space aims to instill in participants an appreciation for sustainability and eco-friendly solutions.

Empowering Women and Girls in Rural Communities:

The decision to implement MakeHER Space in rural Northern Nigeria was a bold and visionary move. Abuja, Bauchi, and Nasarawa States were chosen as the primary locations to bridge the technology and engineering skill gap among young females. These areas have seen the transformative power of technology, and through this program, women and girls are now actively engaged in harnessing the potential of renewable energy and technology.

Driving Solutions for Local Challenges:

One of the key objectives of MakeHER Space is to empower women and girls to become problem solvers within their communities. The 750 female graduates from the last tranche of training have emerged as catalysts of change, addressing issues such as insecurities and unstable power supply. By applying their tech and engineering skills, they are providing innovative solutions that directly impact the lives of the people around them.

Celebrating Success:

The recent graduation ceremonies held across Abuja, Bauchi, and Nasarawa States were a testament to the program’s success. In each region, 250 girls per state were celebrated for completing Phase 3 of The Make Her Space Project. These graduation events were more than just a formality; they were a recognition of the incredible journey these young women embarked on and a celebration of their achievements.

Testimonials of Transformation:

The impact of MakeHER Space is evident in the testimonials of the participants. The program has not only equipped them with technical knowledge but has also instilled confidence, resilience, and a strong belief in their capabilities. The various testimonies from the participants have been nothing short of awe-inspiring, showcasing how MakeHER Space has transformed their lives and given them a sense of purpose.

Looking Ahead: A Bright Future for Women and Girls in STEM:

As W.TEC celebrates 15 years of empowering women and girls in STEM, the future looks promising. MakeHER Space has proven to be a powerful catalyst for change, and its expansion to Northern Nigeria has opened up new opportunities for countless young females. By nurturing talent, fostering innovation, and promoting inclusivity, W.TEC continues to make significant strides in closing the gender gap in the world of technology.

Furthermore the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre’s MakeHER Space program has left an indelible mark on the lives of women and girls in Nigeria. For 15 years, W.TEC has been on a relentless mission to bridge the gender gap in STEM, and its recent foray into Northern Nigeria has widened the scope of its impact. By empowering women and girls with tech and renewable energy skills, MakeHER Space is fostering a generation of problem solvers and changemakers. As we celebrate the success of the program and the remarkable accomplishments of its participants, let us look forward to a future where women and girls in Nigeria stand at the forefront of innovation and technology, driving positive change in their communities and beyond.