Overcoming odds to redefining possibilities:Lina’s Tech journey

  n Kenya, like in many other countries, the rate of young women pursuing software engineering courses has traditionally been lower than that of men. According to research on “Bridging the Gender Divide in Digital Technology Courses and Careers in Kenya” by the Brookings Institution (2022):  This research paper delves into the root causes behind the underrepresentation of women in Kenya’s digital technology sector, including software engineering. This can be attributed to various factors such as societal expectations, cultural barriers, lack of role models, and stereotypes that associate tech careers. After high school, choosing a university course was a maze for Lina. The recommendation to pursue a software…

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Calling All Flutter Enthusiasts: Join Our Volunteer Team!

Are you passionate about Flutter development and eager to make a difference in the lives of young women? We’re thrilled to invite you to join our volunteer team and be part of our impactful mission! At Pwani Teknowgalz, we believe in the power of technology to empower and uplift individuals, especially women, in the ever-evolving digital landscape. That’s why we’re dedicated to training and equipping young women with valuable skills in Flutter development, a versatile cross-platform tool with endless possibilities. As a Flutter volunteer, you have the opportunity to share your expertise, time, and enthusiasm with aspiring developers, helping them unlock their potential and pursue exciting opportunities in…

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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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