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The W.TEC Girls’ Technology Camp
The W.TEC Girls’ Technology Camp is an initiative of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) aimed at bridging the technology gap between boys and girls earlier in their career path. The camp is designed to encourage young women to choose a career path in information and communication technology (ICT) or to develop more interest in using and/or managing ICTs. The technology camp will equip 15 Nigerian female students with a solid foundation in computer technology, a variety of computer skills, knowledge of other ICTs and a strong interest in advancing the study at the tertiary level. The camp will utilize a hands-on approach where the girls will learn by doing. They will be able to learn exciting things to gear their interest towards either studying a technology-related course or becoming involved in using or developing for another aspect of ICT. This will make them especially relevant in our world where technology has become an increasingly indispensable tool.