Nigerian Women Techsters is an experimental learning program by @tech4dev sponsored by Microsoft aimed at building digital literacy particularly in coding and analytical skills in young women. Tech4dev in itself is a social enterprise that helps solve the world’s great problems through technology.

It plans to train 2,400 women within the age range of 18-40 in Nigeria in the next one year and across 12 States of which #Kano is included. However For the cohort in Kano, Startup Kano would handle and facilitate the training and it’s qualified and experienced facilitators pulled from their inbuilt developers communities and @wintechng would do the job.
The training initiated on 4th May 2019, at 9am and in attendance were 59 women.

Key Objectives

The key objectives for the training is to train the women in coding and analytical related skills of which three were selected namely:

Web and Mobile App
Game Development
Embedded systems

The Women however were given the privilege to select the skill of their choice based on their registration online.
Yesterday, being the first class was for introduction and basics which was however deep. The training would run for the next 10 Saturdays as it is scheduled for Saturdays and online trainings would be taken within the week since there will be no need to converge at the hub as its online.

In Conclusion, It promises to be an amazing time for the women selected and the skills to be acquired would be beneficial to the society at large as the women from their contributions today made it clear they already have ideas of problems to be solved using the skills to be acquired.

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