W.TEC Girls Technology Camp is a two-week technology education and mentoring program organized by W.TEC, with the objective to help girls develop an early interest in computers and other information technology.
For the camp duration, girls will participate in technology workshops. The long-term goal is to increase the numbers of Nigerian women using technology productively for learning, professional, and leadership activities.
The camp is open to (30) girls and workshops will include scratch programming, mobile application designing (using App Inventor), digital photography, digital video production, digital advocacy, and excursions to technology companies.
During the camp, girls participate in technology workshops and leadership activities. Evaluations of previous camps show enhanced leadership skills; creativity; and problem-solving and communication abilities in the girls as a result of attending the camp.
Target Audience: this is a girls-only camp and the criteria are girls who are:
- Intelligent, ambitious and currently in JSS 2 – SSS 2 (no younger than 11 years),
- Interested in and enjoys using computers and exploring the Internet,
- Planning or exploring a career using computers and/or other information and communication technology (ICTs) e.g. telecommunications,
W.TEC Girls Technology Camp takes place in Lagos, Nigeria from August 3 to 16, 2014.
Fee: N 50,000 per student (Covers tuition, feeding, boarding, educational resources and excursions.) Scholarships are available for public school students.