Saturday, May 9, 2009

W.TEC’s Girls Technology Camp

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is now accepting nominations for its upcoming W.TEC Girls Technology Camp.

The 1-week residential camp will take place in Lagos in August 2009. This W.TEC initiative is aimed at helping girls develop an early interest in computers and other information and communication technology (ICT), as well as enabling them develop positive images of technology-related careers. The long-term goal is increased numbers of women working with and using information technology productively for professional and leadership activities.

The primary aims of this camp are to:
  1. Introduce Nigerian girls to computers and other ICTs, which they can use productively for school, work and leisure
  2. Encourage girls to consider a technology career, by giving a realistic and positive idea of technology-related careers through career talks and career-themed films
  3. Help girls plan their future careers with the assistance of mentors and women currently working in these fields
Criteria for Eligibility:
The programme is targeted at female students who are:
  • Female students currently in JSS 2 to SSS 2 and no younger than 11 years of age
  • Must have an excellent academic record
  • Interested in learning about computers and other information technology
  • Must have the consent of either parent or guardian to stay in the camp with other girls for 1 week in August 2009
To apply, nominate a girl who meets the above criteria to be invited for a pre-selection written test and oral interview. Include the following information for the nominee: First and Last Names; Class; Age; School; Contact Address; Phone Number; and Email Address.
Your nominations should be sent by the deadline of Friday, May 29th, 2009 by:
  1. E-mail:
  2. Mail: W.TEC, P.O. Box 50389, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos
  3. Online submission from our website:
  4. Hand delivery to our office: W.TEC, Suite 88, Block A-4, Sura Shopping Complex, Simpson Street, Lagos Island , Lagos
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use ICTs to empower themselves socially and economically.
For More Information: Oluwatoyin Ajao-Dawodu Women's Technology Empowerment Centre- W.TEC
Suite 88, Block A-4,Sura Shopping Complex
Simpson Street, Lagos Island
Phone: + 234 1 850 9782, 0706.624.7947 Email:


isha said...

This seems very interesting. I would like to be a part of this - not as a camper of course.

Do you know anyone I can get in contact with directly?

How are you today? Have a great week!

Adaeze said...

This is so great. Aw, I get so happy whenever I hear of good things and good people making an effort.

Tyger said...

why is this camp not happening to kids in a place like osogbo or ilesha or igbira? where girls are less likely to have contact with computers till they are crazy old?

why is it in lagos where the average 13 year old can walk into a cyber cafe?

its a good idea but the target area might be wrong!

Flourishing Florida said...

this is a great initiative. there r really people out there making a difference in the society. this is challenging to me. i don't know anyone who qualifies, though. most people i know r adults.

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Tigeress said...

This is really good Standall- thanks for letting us know.

pls check out my blog

The Activist said...

@ Isha: email

@ Adaeze: Thanks dearie. I am sure you will soon unfold your own program for change.

@ Tyger: You are right and this program is not going to take place in Lagos only. Students from other state are applying to come down to Lagos for the camp as well. The access to the internet and computers make Lagos the access point for the training for now.

@ FFF: thanks and sorry that I have not replied you. I got the mail. I will drop by the blog soon

@ Tigress: Thanks and I will.

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