08 Nov Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria
The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase your work, this one-week Coding workshop is for you!
The overall goal of the coding workshop is to improve Nigerian youth’s potential for digital entrepreneurial activity on the internet using digital skills, increase their employability skills and help them find a job in technology space with lucrative incomes. The intensive training is open to undergraduates and graduates between the ages of 18 – 45 years. “We are encouraging more female participants but our Abuja training program is open to both male and female”, said Mrs. Ebele Agu, WAAW’s Vice president.
Programme details are as follow:
Date: 23– 25 November, 2016
Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Venue: #2, Zambazi crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Fee: 10,000 Naira
Registration can be completed via https://waawfoundation.org/abuja-programming-workshop/
Registration for the Training workshop is open till November 11, 2016
Registration is on a first-come basis, limited space is available!
Amongst other WAAW Foundation initiatives are a summer residential camp program for girls and STEM Teachers training. The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp program is designed to create an opportunity for secondary school girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as Computer Science training through technology-rich demonstrations, classroom presentations, hands-on activities and online connections with successful Women in technical fields that serve as role models. Since its inception in 2013, the STEM camp program has impacted over 270 girls in Nigeria and Kenya. Additionally, WAAW foundation hosts training for Secondary teachers to develop cutting edge STEM curriculum using affordable locally available resources and have access to free online resources to enhance learning and engagement in their classrooms.
WAAW foundation activities promote economic empowerment for African women by providing relevant STEM education, leadership and technology entrepreneurship and innovation.