W.TEC’s Marks 2022 International Girls in ICT Day
Pre-Event Press Release
Lagos Nigeria, Wednesday April 27th 2022
On 28th April, W.TEC is joining girls around the world to mark International Girls in ICT Day, drawing attention to the critical need for more girls and women in the ICT sector. W.TEC is excited to host this event with support from Google.org and also in partnership with the Federal Capital Territory Department of Science and Technology and Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YISDA).
Event: International Girls in ICT Day Event,
Theme: Access and Security
Date: Thursday April 28th 2022
Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm WAT
Event Hall: Exhibition Hall
Venue: Education Secretariat, 55 Harper Street, Zone 7, Wuse, Abuja, FCT
Register for event: Attendance is strictly by invitation
Speakers: Head of Government Departments, Head of CSOs and representatives of tech organisations at the event.
With technology playing a role in all kinds of careers, from art and history to law, primary teaching and graphic design, learning tech skills at a young age will set girls up for economic independence and the ICT sector needs more girls and women.
To this effect, W.TEC is marking this global event with a programme showcasing the achievements of its technological empowerment programme for women and girls, tagged “MakeHER Space.”
The event will feature exhibitions of work done by participants, speeches, hackathons, and mentorship sessions.
The main aim of the programme is to celebrate the achievements of W.TEC’s MakeHER Space programmes for women and girls to drive inspiration for more similar programmes to be scaled up to sustain skill growth within the female population nationwide.
About MakeHER Space
The MakeHer Space project is designed to teach selected girls across Nigeria to create technology and engineering-based solutions that solve problems in their communities, provide information about career options and exposes them to women working successfully in STEAM.
The programmes’ target are young women mostly from lower-income households living in the communities where the MakeHer Spaces are, who are 10 to 17 years (in school ) and 18 to 25 years (out of school).
The MakeHer Space programme by W.TEC is done with support from Google.org.
- Teach the students to create technology and engineering-based solutions that solve problems in their communities.
- Help the young women hone their abilities to work in teams, as they will work in teams on technology and engineering-centered projects
- Help the young women develop marketable and practical skills in and an appreciation of technology, art design, engineering, maths and critical thinking.
- Connect the girls with and prepare them for further education and career opportunities in STEAM and/or entrepreneurship.
W.TEC is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working for the economic and social empowerment of girls and women, using information and communication technologies (ICTs). We have chosen to focus on this area because statistical evidence has shown that in most African countries, women’s use and knowledge of ICTs (to store, share, organise and process information) is lower than men’s, denying them of income-generating opportunities and the chance to network with others
W.TEC’s programmes will comprise of technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring and work placement. W.TEC will also research and publish works examining pivotal issues related to how African women use technology, barriers preventing or limiting technology use, and strategies for more efficient technology use.
For more information about W.TEC’s programmes and event, get in touch with:
Contact Person: Adeyemi Odutola (Communication Officer),
+234. 818 .870 .9251
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wtec.org.ng
Twitter: @wteconline Facebook: @wteconlinepage