Inclusivity: Bridging the digital gender Gap

In 2015, women held 57% of all professional occupations, yet they held only 25% of all computing occupations. And the numbers are even lower when considering women of color; Furthermore, even fewer women are found in software development, technology leadership, or the other kinds of key roles that have a significant influence on future innovation hence there is need to be an inclusive  environment where more women are involved in the ICT fields. Aisha Abdul-Qadir is born and raised in Mombasa ,She did her bachelors degree in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) at the Technical university of Mombasa,She always had the interest for computers  and technology at a…

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Alumnae Latifa Noor

  My name is Latifa Noor,I am 20 Years old I live in Mombasa Kisauni subcounty .I finished my high school education in the year 2016 at Hassan Joho Girls secondary school and currently I am a student at Pwaniteknowgalz I always wanted to learn more about technology and what happens at the background of it all like the code they have to put in place so that things can work. The software and the hardware of it all.I had a dream of becoming a developer and digging deep in to technology field.I always was curious to know how the programs in our computers in our school lab…

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Website Development Class

ICTs have profound effects on economic development and globalization, there is a dire need of gender perspective in these to make sure that people of different gender, socio-economic classes, races and walks can reap benefits from ICTs equally Furthermore women tend to believe ICTs to be more of an area best suitable for men. Young women are not encouraged to take up science and technology related subjects in schools and they feel this would be an area in which they cannot excel. Percentage of female students in ICT related fields of studies in college and university education in some countries is very minimal , Similarly women are less…

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AFRICA CODE WEEK

Africa Code Week is an Organization that empowers future generations with the coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century workforce and become key actors of Africa’s economic development.Pwaniteknowgalz organized the first Africa Code week workshop in Mombasa with over 100 girls from different high school and university in Mombasa participating in the workshop .The workshop was powered by #eSkills4Girls.organization which aims at tackling the existing gender digital divide in particular in low income and developing countries.The workshop equipped girls with basic web coding languages such as Html,css .It took place on 30th and 31st September 2017 at SwahiliPot Hub near Swahili Cultural We…

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TECHNOVATION CHALLENGE 2017

Digital inclusivity and creating a space for girls to use their creativity to create opportunities for themselves and for their communities is one of the key focus area of Pwaniteknowgalz .in its mission to bridge the gender Gap of women in the STEM field. Every year Pwani Teknowgalz involves High school in Technovation program which invites girls to solve community problems through technology.Technovation Challenge is one of the key programs in Mombasa.This year we have involved 13 teams from 5 high schools in mombasa to participate in technovation challenge in partnership with safaricom Women in Technology.The official launch of the program this year took place at Safaricom offices…

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Rift Teknowgalz

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform” Diane Mariechild Meet Mercy Wafula from Eldoret in the Rift valley regions of Kenya.she was one of the attendees of the Django Girls Mombasa Workshop that took plavce on 11th February 2017 at Swahilipot Hub .Mercy is a web developer and loves programming.she heard about Pwani Teknowgalz and was inspired by the mentorship and training programs that Pwani Teknowgalz engages the girls in and its goal in bridging the gender gap of women in Technology .She took the initiative and created a Pwani Teknowgalz branch in Eldoret : Rift Teknowgalz .She started…

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THE DOT UNCONFERENCE 2017

Digital Opportunity trust is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.on of the core values of Dot is Digital inclusivity meaning locally relevant digital technology can accelerate and increase positive social impact.On may we had the opportunity to be part of the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Youth Unconference that was held in Kigali, Rwanda..The Unconference served as a platform for over 100 young social entrepreneurs and innovators from different countries in the DOT network to come together and learn from each other’s experiences on ways to improve the impact of their social enterprises.…

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DESIGN THINKING SESSION

Saturday January 16th 2016 saw the winning Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project by TechWomen 2014 ‘Mombasa Girls in STEM Solve IT’ kick off the much anticipated Training of Trainer (ToT) sessions in Kizingo, Mombasa. The first of the five full day training sessions planned was Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. The training was conducted by Global Minimum/Innovate Kenya. The course for the day was designed to enamor the ToTs with design thinking principles to train girls in creative thinking processes and problem solving methods as they design their projects. As the training progressed the audience were pleasantly surprised to have the Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru grace the…

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Final STEM Fair 2016

  The Mombasa girls in STEM project ended on the 13th August 2015 with over 180 girls from high schools.11 High schools presenting 3 projects each totaling to 33 projects in the fields of Science,Technology,Engineering and Maths.The Mombasa Girls in STEM was an Alumnae exchange innovative funds(AEIF) won by Techwomen Kenya and implemented by Pwani Teknowgalz .To summarize the project, a fair was held at Aga Khan High School Mombasa . The aim of the final fair was to give the girls a chance to present their projects which geared towards solving Community problem.The chief guest speaker was Commercial Attaché, Tammy Murrietta from US Embassy Kenya who gave…

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Technovation 2016 Final Submission

Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, 5,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world. This year Pwani Teknowgalz team volunteered to Coach and mentor girls from Sheikh Khalifa and Aga Khan.The girls came up with brilliant ideas to solve community problems.The girls, Coaches and mentors worked very hard to able to complete their mobile applications and Technovation deliverables. We extend appreciation to Safaricom Women In Technology for their great support to the girls,coaches and mentors to enable them deliver the best through the Technovation lead Anne…

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