The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) Girls Academy is gearing up to resume in Ogun state as staff of the organization are currently taking the facilitators through a programme called “Train the Trainer”.
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 Lagos. 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.
“Train the Trainer” is a programme directed at empowering the facilitators with the technology know-how on Solar Technology and other resources that would be needed at the forth-coming Academy in the state.
This edition of WTEC is scheduled to hold at selected school in Ogun state where the girls would be empowered with the skills of designing and creating Rechargable solar board that could be used as electricity supply when learning at night. This project is directed towards solving environment electricity issues.
The W.TEC Girls Academy is an after-school technology programme for girls in public secondary schools, designed to inspire girls to pursue computer science careers.
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.