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NGO launches tech programme for schoolgirls

NGO launches tech programme for schoolgirls
TechHer, in collaboration with Plan International Nigeria, has launched a six-month tech skill mentorship programme for secondary school students in Abuja. The programme, which flagged off in July 2022, will be completed in December 2022, and continues work overseen by both organisations to encourage the advancement of girls and women in non-traditional fields, including Science, Technology and Engineering.

3rd August 2022 3rd August 2022 TechHer, in collaboration with Plan International Nigeria, has launched a six-month tech skill mentorship programme for secondary school students in Abuja.“This partnership with Plan International Nigeria presents an excellent opportunity to remedy the educational gap amongst Nigeria’s teeming youth population, especially amongst women and girls whom we must equip with digital skills to thrive with their global counterparts.“We’re grateful for Plan International, with whom we share a long history of providing pathways for more young Nigerians to access tech skills, compete globally and contribute to national development,” she said.Related News Kebbi govt denies 13 abducted schoolgirls' marriage to bandits NGO distributes sanitary pads to schoolgirls in Lagos Zamfara: Angry residents protest abduction of schoolgirls The Country Director, Plan International Nigeria, Mr Charles Usie, spoke on reducing gender inequalities in the ICT to improve women’s economic fortunes in Nigerian society.

“We, at Plan International, want a change.Students selected to participate in the mentorship programme are winners of a quiz competition organised by TechHer and Plan International to commemorate the 2022 International Day of Girls in the ICT.

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