The AboCoders project is an initiative of Aspilos Foundation. It aims t0 encourage more girls to venture into STEM fields, bridge the digital divide, improve the quality of education in Nigeria, and consequently, reduce the poverty level in the country.
Its objectives are:
•To encourage the interest of girls in STEM fields
•To increase digital literacy in young girls in Nigeria
•To increase female involvement in the creation of ICT solutions in Nigeria
•To create a community of highly competent female coders who can create secure & sustainable livelihoods
Volunteers are required to start immediately and give a time commitment of at least 6 months. They will be working with young ladies between 15 and 25 years old. The location of the training is in Tunga, Minna, Niger state. Accommodation will be provided for volunteers in Tunga as well.
A project officer will be required to carry out these three basic and specific tasks:
1.Train the girls on digital literacy
2. Train the girls on coding
3. Serve as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Asides these fundamental duties, a project officer may be required to carry out other duties all relating to the project such as logistics support and public relations.
A project officer must
•be willing to live in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria, under basic conditions, (accommodation will be provided; electricity and running water will not be constant)
•be passionate about the development of the girl child
•be able and willing to raise funds
•have strong teamwork skills
•be able to commit at least 6 months to the project
Knowledge of programming languages is an advantage
HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER
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