Women's Technology Empowerment Centre – W.TEC

W.TEC ACADEMY

ABOUT THE ACADEMY:

The W.TEC Academy is an afterschool technology club, which presents technology in an engaging way, with the aim of attracting more girls to pursue science and technology careers. The clubs target girls, aged 10 to 17 years, who attend public schools in Nigeria. The students go through a practical and engaging curriculum comprised of programming with Alice and Greenfoot, Mobile Application Development, Computer Architecture, Networking, and Robotics.

Through their participation in the year-long technology clubs, the girls become more confident in writing programmes, developing applications and creating digital content. This programme was designed to complement the existing computer science curriculum in the schools, which tends to focus more on theoretical knowledge than practical experience.

Currently W.TEC is running the programme at select secondary schools in both Ogun State and Kwara State.

  1. Kwara State programm (Ilorin & Offa) is sponsored by Oracle
  2. Ogun State Programme (Yewa & Ilaro) is sponsered by the Afonja – Akinyemi Family Foundation

CURRICULUM:

The girls through go through computer foundation, hardware and software modules, such as:

• Microsoft Office Suite
• Computer Architecture
• Scratch Programming
• Alice Programming
• Mobile Application Development
• Digital Video Production
• Career Talks

Through their participation in the year-long technology clubs, the girls become more confident in writing programmes, developing applications and creating digital content. This programme is designed to complement the existing computer science curriculum in the schools, which tends to focus more on theoretical knowledge than practical experience.

Duration: Through one academic year from September – June


CRITERIA:

The schools selected to participate in the W.TEC Academy must ideally have a functioning computer laboratory with access to the Internet.


APPLICATION:

If you are interested in having your school participate in the W.TEC Academy, kindly email us at info@wtec.org.ng


PARTNERS:

Partners and supporters of this initiative have included Oracle, Afonja – Akinyemi Family Foundation International Research and Exchange Board – IREX, Intel, WeTech, Google, Lagos State Ministry of Education, the National Library – Lagos, Children’s Development Centre – Lagos, Kenneth Dike eLibrary – Awka, National Library – Ilorin, Kwara State, Kwara State Ministry of Education and FEMTECH – Kwara State.

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