The Fredokiss Foundation and two other organizations have joined to sponsor a 6 week long free training for girls in science and Information Communication Technology (ICT).
Founder of the Fredokiss Foundation, Penjani Kaluwa, said the training, which will also award certificates to the participants, will assist in bridging the gender gap which exist between girls and boys in ICT.
Kaluwa said: “The future of technology is so bright but it requires investment that’s why we want to build capacity for the girls in this area.”
Kaluwa has also expressed optimism that the training will help to improve the participation of girls in ICT and encouraged them to share the knowledge they will acquire from the training to contribute to the country’s development.
“We expect that after this training girls should take up science careers and deliver effectively since there is so much potential in them and they can thrive in this sector.”
Apart from this training, Fredokiss Foundation has also been sponsoring students to further their studies .
Other two organizations sponsoring the training are Lup-tech and Reach Out to Girls.
As one way of encouraging girls in ICT, the world celebrates International Girls in ICT Day which is held every fourth Thursday in April to support the creation of a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICTs.