W.TEC Girls Technology Camp

UNICEF Winner
The W.TEC Girls' Technology Camp is a 2 week program for girls (ages 11-15 years) where they are exposed to information and communication technology. The aim of the camp is to stimulate and develop interest in technology among the girls, and encourage them to explore careers in ICT.
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Year launched: 
2008
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CEI Plus Status

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Monitoring and Evaluation Reporting
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Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre
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State/Province: 
Lagos
City: 
Lagos
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Statistical evidence suggests that in most African countries, women’s use and knowledge of ICT (to store, share, organize and process information) is lower than men’s, denying them  income-generating opportunities and the chance to network with others. 

The W.TEC team seeks to develop Nigerian women's financial independence through training them for ICT-specific jobs such as computer engineering, programming, system analysis, hardware and network specializations, and design.  The program also assists women in developing technology skills that are needed for other ICT-reliant jobs or self-employment. In addition, the program seeks to encourage women to develop the skills and confidence to use ICTs for activism, learning, awareness-raising, and advocacy for a better quality of life.

W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations. W.TEC programs have been supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, Fahamu, Laureates College, Omatek Computers, and Rutgers University’s Women in Computer Science Group.