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Women in Tech Week Community Outreach in Abuja

WAAW foundation and ETSD foundation organized a community outreach in Federal Government Girls College, Abaji-Abuja from September 26-27th, 2016 under the umbrella of the Women in Tech Africa, Abuja Chapter.

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During the ‘Women in Tech Africa Week’, we engaged about 400 secondary school girls in hands-on training on Technology( learnt scratch programming and Arduino), and Renewable Energy ( learnt how to build a wind mill to generate electricity). On day 1, we were graced with the presence of Oracle representative, Mrs Bukola Ogunleye, who gave a thought provoking talk on Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

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On the last day, we did a pre and post survey in order to measure the impact made. The outcome was quite impressive. It was a positive paradigm shift to right and progressive thinking. The girls understood the true definition of leadership, the entrepreneurial spirit was ignited in them and the seed of interest to be a programmer, developer and creator was sowed in them. Some of the girls are launching their blogs, a few know how to make buy provigil online with paypal shoes, while some others said they will want to learn more on how to build mobile apps during our Summer STEM camp program next year.

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At the end of the event, all the girls were awarded with a certificate of participation and some won gifts for answering questions rightly.

ABOUT WOMEN IN TECH WEEK

Women In Tech Week is 5 day event that is aimed at bringing together organizations supporting women in technology and leadership. It is the biggest women oriented event in Africa which is organized by a joint collaboration of Women in Tech Africa and SAP global, a business app giant, and is expected to bring together 40 countries worldwide and more than 40,000 participants, both physically and virtually.

The event will create a great platform for women to come together, learn from each other, compare their different challenges and build a strong network.The week-long event is simultaneously taking place in 40 countries with 400 event tracks with over 40,000 participants and over 400,000 social media impressions.