Bridging Gender Gap
We are a women-led non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gender gap of women in STEM careers by providing a holistic environment for women and girls through Practical STEM training, mentorship, and workshops. We endeavor to empower them to use their creativity to develop innovative solutions to community problems in alignment with the 5th SDG to be the next generation of innovators in Kenya and Africa.
Pwani Teknowgalz aims at achieving the 5th SDG about Gender Equality specifically target 5.b that enhances the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology to promote women empowerment.
We believe in equipping girls and women with employable digital skills in order to assist them leverage the increasing number of internet users and contribute to the digital economy
Why We Need More Women in STEM
The percentage of female students in IT-related fields of studies in college and university education in developing countries is very minimal. Similarly, women are less acquainted with the economic, social, and psychological gain of the full range of opportunities afforded by ICTs. There is a need to create an inclusive environment where more women are involved in the ICT fields. This provides the basis for Pwani Teknowgalz to equip ladies in the university and high school with digital skills and software skills to increase the percentage of women in Technology as well as creating job opportunities.
Ruth KavekeDirector, Pwani Teknowgalz