Street to School Initiative needs passionate young professionals who would love to impact young girls living in rural communities. Mentors would be expected to keep in touch with their mentees via e-mentoring (mails, Skype), phone calls or physical visitations to girls at home or school. They need mentors to inspire young girls to greatness and a purpose-driven life. It is a very flexible program but well structured such that mentors are expected to keep in touch with their mentees at least three times in a week. According to Tosin Taiwo, founder of the initiative and winner US Consul General Award 2013, “Rural community girls are peculiar. They need our mentorship to prevent introduction into early marriages, early pregnancies, dropping out of school etc.” To be a Street to School Initiative mentor, register here. Do you reside in Delta State or Abuja? Are you a female with a strong passion for ICT? Can you learn how to build mobile applications to be able to mentor a Technovation Challenge Team? If your answers are all yes, then attend Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN) hackdays at Delta State on February 1 or Abuja on February 9. The Technovation Challenge is an after-school program mentorship program, which gives high-school girls hands-on experience with engineering and high-tech entrepreneurship. Through Technovation, young women from all over the world identify and solve problems in their local communities by developing mobile app prototypes and business plans. WITIN will lead mentors in Nigeria who would guide teachers to train teams on how to build the apps. The training culminates in a global competition where teams compete for funding to launch their company and take their apps to market. Register for the hackdays here.
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