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Technology Rocks! Call for Apps for the 3rd W.TEC Girls Technology Camp

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Over the last few years, W.TEC has held a Girls Technology Camp to introduce and promote technology to secondary school age girls in Nigeria.
The 1-week residential camp will take place in Lagos from the 8th to the 14th of August 2010. This W.TEC initiative is aimed at helping secondary school girls (JSS 2 to SSS 2) develop an early interest in computers and other information and communication technology (ICT), as well as enabling them develop positive images of technology-related careers. The long-term goal is increased numbers of women working with and using information technology productively for professional and leadership activities.

This camp has been free in previous years, but this year we will be charging a fee of N50,000.00, which will cover the tuition, course materials, feeding and boarding costs of each girl at the camp. A limited number of scholarships and fee waivers will also be available for girls who are accepted to the camp, but whose parents/guardians are unable to afford the fee.

This is a really great initiative! If you know any young ladies that might benefit from this, encourage them to apply!
As mentioned above, there are scholarships available. However, you could also sponsor a deserving young lady gain this experience!

Who qualifies to apply?

* Female students currently in JSS 2 to SSS 2 and no younger than 11 years of age
* Must have a goods academic record
* Interested in learning about computers and other information technology
* Must be available in August 2010
* Must have the consent of either parent or guardian to stay in the camp with other girls for 1 week

Please nominate girls who meet the above criteria via:

1. E-mail: [email protected]
2. Mail: W.TEC, P.O. Box 50389, Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos
3. Online submission from our website: www.w-teconline.org
4. Hand delivery to our office: W.TEC, Suite 88, Block A-4, Sura Shopping Complex, Simpson Street, Lagos Island, Lagos

Please include the following in your nomination:

* Name of the applicant
* Class
* Age
* School
* Contact Address
* Phone Number
* E-mail

Feedback from our previous camps indicate that our alumni developed new technology skills, improved their understanding of factors to consider for future careers, gained a broader knowledge of technology-related career options, and increased their confidence.

The best performing student at the camp will win a laptop prize.

If you have any questions, please contact W.TEC by email [email protected] or phone, +234.819.115.0387, +234.802.328.7137, +234.1.850.9782.

8 Comments

  1. Ms. Jayee

    July 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    50,000NR? Isn’t that on the high side? but then again, it depends on the school
    they are targeting! abi?
    But it is a commendable project!

  2. Omada

    July 9, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    50k? hmmm…

  3. nimi

    July 28, 2010 at 5:53 am

    How can less than N500 be too much for a COMPUTER CAMP? Don’t be stupid!

    I’m so happy we’re starting to focus on women at a young age. Women power, GYEAH!

  4. iBreatheFreedom

    July 28, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    N50, 000 is not much of an incentive for a camp trying to promote women’s empowerment. When you’re working towards building a cause that is not very popular amongst certain people, it would be wise to keep any costs low. But I guess they don’t get that. Girls who parents can afford N50, 000 for a week’s trip probably have their girls in top schools and have the resources to give them all the IT education they need. #targetingwrongcrowd.

  5. Ginika

    August 5, 2010 at 8:51 am

    I welcome the idea with both hands- really happy bout the small small change here and there happening in as a whole Nigeria. 50K for about a week incl food and accomodation and the lessons not to talk about the freebies is not that bad!

  6. Nezed

    August 31, 2010 at 8:01 am

    50k for the development of ‘interest’ of the girl child in technology? Nigerians are getting more innovative in legally ripping people off! Well, on the second hand, its not compulsory huh? So, i need not rant….

  7. Bisola Bride

    August 31, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Kudos! to W.TEC crew! Really no amount should be too much to improve & better the lots of lives… lol.

  8. Giwa

    October 19, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Who were the visionaries responsible for taking nigeria out of the dark ages where information technology was a taboo and frowned upon. Who were the men that saw the light and forged bravely ahead? Did i hear you say “Anthony Tosan Prest”. You simply cannot think Nigeria IT without thinking Prest!! He is definitely one of the PIONEERS OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN nIGERIA, Please see attached article.http://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FUser%3AChief_Anthony_Tosan_Prest&ei=xwSfTtDFNcqr-QbPpKiDDQ&usg=AFQjCNFVnINWkganS2WQA-6gA8_jCngspw

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