NIGERIAN WOMEN TECHSTERS

WHAT WE DO BOARD

Goal

We are training 2400 women to code

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OUTCOMES

70% of beneficiaries have started careers in tech

25% of beneficiaries are studying STEM at an advanced level

5% of beneficiaries have started technology and tech enabled businesses

The Nigerian Women Techsters bridges the digital knowledge divide between men and women by training 2,400 women in underserved communities across Nigeria, resulting in increased access to more coding talent, capable of improving quality of work within organizations and eventually, promoting economic growth and development in Nigeria and across the African continent.

NWT will train 2,400 young women between the ages of 16 – 40 across Nigeria.

The initiative is being delivered through intensive training by experienced facilitators, and it focuses on three significant tracks, namely:

  • Web and Mobile Application Development
  • Games Development
  • Embedded Systems

Each of these tracks provides adequate learning opportunities for participants to develop knowledge and build capacity that translates their experience into relevant skills and competencies in the workplace and business ideas worthy of incubating into competitive start-ups.

OBJECTIVES

  • To empower African women to establish start-ups or technology-enabled businesses and to facilitate entrepreneurship them
  • To support women to become digital enabled, social champions, and owners of businesses
  • To bridge the digital divide between men and women in the tech space while contributing to economic growth
  • To ultimately improve the socio-economy of the Africa continent by providing skills that will elevate women from poverty

TESTIMONIALS

Here is my feedback on the fantastic learning experience I got at the Nigerian Women Techsters program. My experience was incredible; being a novice coming in to learn how to code, I was able to comprehend all the lessons and apply them to create projects. The training was interactive, and the tutors were ready to train and pour they're all. It was life-changing. Thank you for the opportunity.

Adejoke Christianah

Web and Mobile development (Ondo State)

Thank you, NWT for the unique idea of empowering women across the nation in ICT. It's been an enjoyable experience. The approach to the training is professional. The resource persons are also very knowledgeable.

Adedipe Funmilayo

Games development (Ekiti State)

I stumbled on the flyer online, and I was surprised when I was selected to go through the training. I have always wanted to learn to program; Thankfully NWT came up, and it was terrific, I learned a lot, the classes were explanatory, and I have been able to do some projects all by myself. I’m very grateful for this training. It has changed my life.

Rashidat Olanike

Web and Mobile development (Oyo State)

It was an excellent opportunity for me, and I was able to gain knowledge while also training others. This process gave leverage to apply for job openings, and I'm currently at a well-paying job because of my experiences at Tech4dev.

Damola Kazeem

NWT (Tutor)