WHAT WE DO
Techy Girls holds workshops and entrepreneurial summer camp aimed at giving young-school girls hands-on experience with different kinds of technology and enabling them interact with women who have carved out successful careers in the fields of Engineering and Technology
WHY WE DO IT
Research has shown that girls are as interested in technology as boys up until about the time they get admitted into Nursery/Primary school. By the time they get into secondary school 50% of them tend (or are sometimes encouraged) towards health and homemaking activities.By the time they head off to Senior Secondary, many girls with a tech bend have decided to pursue other fields of study which then transforms into what they ended up studying in their various institutions of higher learning. When they get into the Career market, even more have turned away from technology to seek other types of careers. So our founder, decided to create a way to reach out to them when they are still “young and undecided”.Before they outgrow their interest in Technology.All these and more to show them that it’s fun and exciting and lots of cool women are Working,Prospering and Enjoying it.
WHY IT MATTERS
For one, research has shown that most entrepreneurial start ups were made possible because of the founder/co-founder’s technology skills. If young girls are empowered with technology skills, they will easily delve into ’tehno-preneurship’ which will make them independent, early enough in Life.For one, research has shown that most entrepreneurial start ups were made possible because of the founder/co-founder’s technology skills. If young girls are empowered with technology skills, they will easily delve into ’tehno-preneurship’ which will make them independent, early enough in Life. For another, we need more information-technology workers. The Department of Labor forecasts that by 2020 there will be 1.4 Billion new information-technology job openings in the world and that our universities will not be able to produce enough qualified graduates to fill 29 percent of them. Yet another, ICT jobs consistently rank as some of the best paying and have very little salary disparity between men and women. Finally, studies has also shown, that diversity improves problem solving, productivity and innovation, meaning that a workforce in which men and women participate relatively equally is likely to perform better than one dominated by men.Since women control 70 percent of online purchases, it probably would make sense to have more women involved in designing the look and function of the websites through which the purchases are made.
HOW TO PARTNER
Give us lots of money. Or even some money. equally important, volunteer to help bring our Tech Garage to your school or community. Donate consumables usable by young girls. Donate hygiene products to young girls to further