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2021 in Review

| January 7, 2022

January 7, 2022

Since this is the year's first blog post, it's just right to wish you a Happy New Year. Offices have officially resumed by the time. Hopefully, productivity is beginning to kick in. Most organizations start the new year by reviewing how the previous year went, and we are not an exception. For us, last year was an inspiring and productive year. We kicked off many projects, held some events for the first time, and impacted many lives. Here is a run-down of how the year went.

International Human Rights Day 2021 'All human, all equal.'

| December 10, 2021

December 10, 2021

According to gov.uk, equality means understanding and tackling the different barriers to equal opportunities for other groups of people. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

| December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 15 percent or over one billion of the world's population live with some form of disability. Going by this statistic, one can see that people living with disabilities constitute a significant percentage of the world's population.

Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

| November 25, 2021

November 25, 2021

Violence against women (VAW), also known as gender-based violence, means any act done against the feminine gender that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering. Violence against Women has a very long, unpleasant history.

International Men's Day, 2021; Better relations between men and women

| November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021

International Men's Day is set aside to recognize and celebrate men's various achievements and contributions worldwide. It is celebrated annually on November 19th and was first celebrated in 1999. International Men's Day is also a day set aside to collaborate towards achieving shared objectives applied equally to men and boys irrespective of age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, religious belief, and relationship status.

Careers in Tech: Cybersecurity

| November 18, 2021

November 18, 2021

One of the fantastic careers in tech with untapped potential is Cybersecurity, also known as Computer security, or Information Technology Security (IT security). Cybersecurity is the art of protecting data, devices, and organizations from theft or damage. It is also the practice of ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.

World Science Day for Peace and Development: Building Climate-Ready Communities.

| November 10, 2021

November 10, 2021

Earth is estimated to be 4.54 billion years old, plus or minus about 50 million years. A planet that old with active living organisms as inhabitants is expected to feel the impact of the activities of its occupants. One of the ways this impact reflects is called Climate change. Climate change is a deviation from the predicted weather condition.

Staying Connected with Your Business in A Digital World

| November 5, 2021

November 5, 2021

Recently, Mark Zuckerberg, co-Founder of Facebook, Inc. and serial entrepreneur, made an announcement that rocked the world. Facebook's name was changing to Metaverse, and with this new name, they were introducing a new concept. The Metaverse was designed to explore the shared virtual reality part of the internet

How To Get into The Tech Space

| October 30, 2021

October 30, 2021

Over time, the tech sector has grown to be one of the most rewarding sectors globally. Here are some statistics to back up this claim. According to Goremotely, The US tech industry market is worth around $1.6 trillion, and the tech industry is expected to reach a $5 trillion market value by the end of 2021.

International Day of the Girl Child, 2021 - Digital Generation. Our Generation

| October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Globally, the percentage of females among Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates is below 15 percent in over two-thirds of countries. And in middle and higher-income countries, only 14 percent of girls who were top performers in science or mathematics expected to work in science and engineering compared to 26 percent of top-performing boys. - un.org

World Teachers’ Day: Teachers at the Heart of Education Recovery

| October 5, 2021

October 5, 2021

October 5th is set aside to mark World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers'’ Day. It is an international day held annually and established in 1994 to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO / ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This standard-setting instrument addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world.

International Literacy Day: Narrowing the Digital Divide

| September 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

Happy International Literacy Day! The theme for the 2021 International Literacy Day is “Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide.” We stand in solidarity with every person or organization striving to ensure global literacy, especially digital literacy towards narrowing the digital divide.

How Young Is Too Young: Dealing with Children's Involvement in Tech.

| September 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

In a new national survey conducted on the most current snapshot of technology by the Erikson Institute, whose sample was 1,000 American parents with children under age 6. 85 percent of parents reported that they allow their young children to use Technology.

Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health.

| August 12, 2021

August 12, 2021

According to a 2019 UN Report, the world's population is expected to increase by 2 billion persons in the next 30 years. We believe that through sensitization, education, and empowerment, we can inspire youths to create entrepreneurial solutions that can bring about changes, including sustainable food systems.

Digital Literacy

| August 7, 2021

August 7, 2021

A person’s identity is who they are, and/or what makes them unique. In the context of our digital world, a literate person is knowledgeable, competent and up-todate with basic digital tools. A digital literate must possess digital skills which birth the competency to use digital devices independently.

Make Room: How to encourage Women Participation in Tech.

| August 7, 2021

August 7, 2021

It is no longer news that all over the world, women are side-lined in the tech industry. This is majorly because of stereotypes. These stereotypes are birthed and upheld by society and culture. It is even a struggle in some underdeveloped countries before young girls and women can get basic education.

World Youths Skills Day: Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic

| July 19, 2021

July 19, 2021

The World Youths Skills Day is a day set aside yearly to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with employment, decent work, and entrepreneurship skills. This day was first set aside by the United Nations (UN) in 2014 in alignment with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8; Decent Work and Economic Growth. Since then, World Youth Skills Day has been the perfect platform for proper dialogue on the importance of Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) organisations for youth development.

Myths About Women in Tech

| September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

According to the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Gender Gap index, 2015, women make-up half the population and earn more advanced degrees than men in 100 countries… Why then are they a distinct minority in Tech?

Importance of Cultural Diversity for Non-Profit Organisations

| September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

In 1941, Mahnaz Afkhami an Iranian-American Human rights activist quoted “We have the ability to achieve—if we master the necessary goodwill—a common global society blessed with a shared culture of peace that is nourished by the ethnic, national and local diversities that enrich our lives”.

Inclusion of Women in Technology: A Stimulus for the African Economy

| September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020

Technology in today's world is no longer seen as an exclusive right of a few but rather a way of life that necessitates integration and inclusion for all. The most integral part of technology’s impact on the African economy is still tied to internet penetration per country, closing gender gaps, and creating access to opportunities for digital skill development for all Africans.

Is learning and working remotely the new normal?

| June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020

In light of the pandemic, we had to think quickly and rapidly of alternative ways to impact our beneficiaries without having to meet them physically.

The role light plays in science, culture, education and sustainable development

| May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020

It is common knowledge that light plays an important role in the continued existence of man. Since the birth of light in 1876 by the great Thomas Edison, humanity has not looked back since.

21st Century Technology Advancement and Women Participation

| May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

The World we live in is dynamic; hence the constant changes we see around us. There is an increase in the number of women in technology which has brought with it an increased sense of self among women across the World.

Girls must have a Seat at the ICT table.

| April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Taking a journey down memory lane, during our pilot women coding program, Code4Impact, we trained 70 girls from University of Lagos(UNILAG), Lagos State University(LASU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) and Yaba College of Technology(YABATECH).

Digital skills as a tool to unlock the african economy

| April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020

Working on the Nigerian Women Techsters (NWT) Initiative has exposed me to the limitless opportunities that can emerge from empowering women and the importance of consciously creating enabling environments for programs that impact communities through human capital development.

Massive opportunities for women in technology.

| May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

As the old wisdom goes, if you lost your job, you could blame to suspects cheap labor in the developing world or computers, of course, it is a truism that technological change causes disruption in economies, but it is much greater step to argue that it causes unemployment, in fact the opposite seems to be true.

Why we need more women in tech in Nigeria

| May 31, 2019

May 31, 2019

Tech4Dev (Technology for Social Change and Development) initiated The Nigerian Women Techsters program, a program to train 2,400 women on programming skills in Nigeria.