The Tech-Up Girls Initiative is building capacity for better leverage for African women by empowering them with Basic Digital Skills.
The Goal is to empower 5000 young African women by the December, 2022.
New technologies and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are radically transforming learning platforms and jobs. Digital literacy is essential to thrive in this twenty-first-century reality.
But 2.2 billion people below the age of 25 do not have internet access at home, with girls more likely to be cut off. In low- and middle-income countries, just 54 per cent of women access mobile internet.
Global figures show a startling economic disparity with women losing jobs at almost twice the rate of men and leaving 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line. While girls across the world tend to outperform boys in reading and writing skills, they continue to be under-represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
It is critical that our young women are equipped with the necessary skills to earn and thrive.
Tech-Up Girls Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2021. Tech-Up Girls was established to empower young African women with basic digital skills that will bridge the technology gender gap and build capacity in the young women to thrive. We have implemented bootcamps that inspire, empower and train young women on basic digital skills needed for the future of work.