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Nigerian School Girls Learn Technology During Summer Break

A computing class of the Smart Girls Tech Camp program.

A new program in Nigeria aims to boost gender parity in that nation's technology sector, where women hold less than 20% of technology jobs.

Credit: VOA News

Nigerian technologist Chinenye Udeh has launched a program that aims to boost gender parity in the technology industry in her home country, where women make up less than 20% of the technology sector.

The Smart Girls Tech Camp program hosts girls between the ages of five and 17, helping them to learn skills such as coding, animation, and robotics.

The program targets 1,000 students every year, and prepares them for a future in the technology industry.

Said instructor Onyedinma Onyekachi, “There was a notion that girls don't like tech, but we discovered that girls actually are enthusiastic about tech, it's just the approach, just the way technology is being introduced to them.”

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