Women in Technology Uganda aims at Empowering, Inspiring and Training the next generation of Uganda female leaders, business women and technologists. Our holistic theory of change looks at a girl or young woman’s life in a 360 angle, looking at Personal development, Leadership,Life skill, Health, Computer Science, entrepreneurship & Business skilling and job linkages or smart loans. In the long run, this creates a community of exemplary women ready to take on careers in technological fields us reducing the gender gap and business women creating strong and growing SMEs. WITU has established itself as an environment to inspire, train, mentor and share ideas for all budding women in technology in order to realize the vision. We opened the first women focused tech and business hub to support early stage and growing women SMEs.
A Zero Technological Gender Gap to Improve Women’s Lives
To support young women in local capacity building and skills development for Innovation,technology and entrepreneurship in Uganda, offering a collaborative environment for training, mentorship, and knowledge sharing in order to drive social and economic development in the region.
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
To inspire young girls and women to take on technology related careers
To teach and train in relevant leadership,technology and business education
To create a community of women leaders, technologists and business women
To improve learning out comes of girls by introducing them to STEM at an early age
Innovation: We strive to challenge existing practices, striving to find ways to continuously improve, as a means of developing creative solutions and putting them into action.
Teamwork: A commitment to common goals based on open and honest communication while showing concern and support for each other.
Integrity: We act with honesty, doing the right thing always.
Quality Assurance: WITU values high quality standards in the work it. We ensure that our works embeds creativity in all we do.
Young women centred: We place young women at the centre of our interventions to ensure that they involved in all our programs.
As a way of being able to reach all girls interested in our programs, WITU is giving an opportunity to volunteers to start clubs in their local communities. Clubs meet after school and on weekends throughout the year in primary schools, secondary schools and local universities. Through volunteering two hours a week, a volunteer implements the 8 week curriculum designed to teach a wide range of skillsets through multi-level content. Our volunteer instructors have the chance to expose girls in underserved areas to a comprehensive and unique education in Technology.
Code Girl clubs are launching in 10 secondary schools in 2016 and are going to help hundreds of girls gain exposure to ICT education. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to start a club within your community.
The Career, leadership and Life Skills Program (CLSP) is a three (3) months training program that engages young women from underserved communities who are not in any income generating activity. The young women are trained in STEM, Entrepreneurship, leadership and Life skills. Working with local community leaders and women, we are increasing these young ladies chances at finding gainful employment or starting a business that is technology enabled.
The WITU Tech Kids Program run two periods During school terms, we train girls from ages of 6-13 once a week During holidays every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-12pm. Using the KANO computer kits, we introduce the kids to computer science. The kids are engaged in a creative process of visualization where they are prompted to come Read more
The WITU HUB is women founders development hub that catalyses women-run start ups and offers invaluable guidance through leadership training, business development, technical advise, consulting, mentoring, network connections, access to markets and investors. IT runs a 12 week accelerator program and incubation of women who want to be leaders and powerful entrepreneurs with successful businesses within Africa. Read more
SECONDARY CODE GIRLS This program Engages secondary school girls between the ages of 13-18 by introducing them to computer science through clubs that host teach coding and programming languages such as app inventor, ruby on rails, python and user centered design. Teaching girls how to build applications, games, websites and starting them on a life Read more
WITU offers a range of data and content solutions to today’s leading companies and organizations. Our model trains young women in quality Tech skills and then sources Digital work for the young women to execute under our supervision. Our packages include: Data processing services; Data digitization and entry Content creation Data collection Data verification Read more
The WITU Hub hosts computer skills training sessions, networking events, workshops, conferences, business meetings and seminars, meet ups, and brunches for women in tech, business and young girls to further support the increase in number of women in Technology and business in Uganda. Some of the events that we have held include; Women In Tech and start Read more
The Internship Program is for young ladies pursing degrees in the ICT field and also youth that have a technological certificate, diploma and/or a degree with basic computing and coding knowledge. They are offered technical training in application development, computer networking, hardware repair and employ-ability skills by WITU or a technical partner. At the end of each training WITU HUB hosts a HACKATHON where the young women are encouraged to identify a need/problem they can solve using their newly acquired/improved skill. Young women are then recommended to different organizations in the market for employment and furtherinternship opportunities.
Female university students that are pursing technology-related courses are invited for the Code Girls Level Up Event on Thursday, 10th November, 2016 from 5.30pm to 7.00pm. Come let’s learn the basics on how to build a website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program.
The bi-monthly WITECH meet-up is on this month – 18th November, 2016. Save the Date. Details to be updated.
The next meet-up is on 25th November, 2016 from 5.30 to 7.00pm. The theme is Understanding Financial Literacy
Transforming girls lives through mentoring, teaching, connecting. Through our Hub that is a safe space for them to learn Code, Business, Health and Life skills. women get a chance to connect through the first women focused business hub.
We have trained 557 Young women and counting!