New Openings-Tech Needs Girls

The Tech Needs Girls project aims to encourage more girls to venture into STEM fields particularly ICT, bridging the ‘Digital Divide’, improving the quality of education in Nigeria and as a result reducing the poverty level in the country.

Its objectives are:

  • To scout for girls that are interested 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

 

WORK DESCRIPTION

Project Officers are required to carry out these three basic and specific tasks:

  1. Train the girls on digital literacy
  1. Train the girls on coding
  1. Serve as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Asides these fundamental duties, the Project Officer may be required to carry out other duties all relating to the project such as logistics support and public relations.

 

Person Specification

The Project Officer must:

  • be willing to live in Minna, Nigeria under basic conditions, (electricity and running water will not be constant)
  • be passionate about the development of the girl child
  • have strong skills in at least one of the following: software programming, mobile app development and website designing.
  • be able and willing to raise funds
  • have strong teamwork skills
  • be able to commit at least 6 months to the project
  • be able to fund their travel to Nigeria (for volunteers outside Nigeria)

 

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

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Volunteer for the girls!

W.TEC is running an After-school Technology Club project. This project is to teach young girls between the ages of 11 and 17 in school practical computer science and technologies. 10 schools have been approved in the Yaba (Lagos) vicinity for the project.
The trainers are to have a 3-day in-house training every first week of the month for the next 6 months and teach the students at the schools every other Wednesday in the month, between the hours of 12 – 4 pm at the schools.
The schools that have been handpicked for this project have computers and internet facilities to make for seamless project implementation.

We are assisting with volunteer recruitment for this cause. The curriculum to be taught will be made available to volunteers. They should be committed to the program and sending an impact report after the 6 months program. The volunteers will have the opportunity of discussing their stipend at the interview. They:

  • Must be available to work a minimum of 4 hours per week
    • Must be available and willing to commit at least six (6) months initially for an internship.
    • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate level degree in a computer related field.
    • Minimum of two years of college in a communications or computer related field.
    • Proficiency in computer applications:
    o Microsoft Excel ,
    o Microsoft Word,
    o Microsoft Powerpoint,
    o Conducting research via internet

 

Required abilities:
• Ability to prioritize tasks and efficiently manage time.
• Ability to exercise good judgment and effectiveness in working with teenage girls
• Strong oral and written communications skills
• Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to maintain professional (business casual) dress and grooming.

 

HOW TO APPLY TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

(Comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment after you register)

 

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For: Volunteer in Nigeria

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Volunteer for tech camp for girls

Hello Lagosians!

An NGO working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically is organising a two-week residential camp open to secondary school students (JSS 2 – SSS 2) featuring practical technology workshops on Introduction to Programming, Building Applications, Introduction To Telecoms, Video Filming and Production, Building Computer Games, Graphic Design, Web Design, Career Talks, Excursions to Technology Companies.

The camp will take place from the 11th to the 24th of August 2013

 

Volunteers with technology skills & interest in working with girls are needed (preferably women). Kindly take a look at the duration and make sure it works for you.

 

To apply, kindly fill our signup form here: http://goo.gl/6mK6j

If you have already signed up with us, just input the email address you signed up with and leave a comment that says, “I am interested.”

 

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Always rooting for you!

Ma’Reke