British group trains 150 Kwara women in software development and more | Guardian Nigeria News

UK’s Global Feminism in Solidarity and Action has partnered with Nigeria’s Digital Skills Initiative organization to organize a four-month training program for 150 selected women in Kwara State.

The event, which began yesterday in Ilorin, will ultimately equip participants with the latest digital skills for self-reliance. Speaking at an orientation session for the program tagged “Webfara SafeHer Program”, Nafisat Bakare, executive director of partner organization Webfara Digital Skills for All Initiative, said: Ta. Be independent in your future activities as you grow older. ”

Bakare said the program would encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, helping to close the gender gap in Nigeria’s technology ecosystem. he added.

According to her, the project aims to protect women and girls from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) that is “endemic in our society today” and that, according to available data, Nigeria They noted that 30 percent of the women were between the ages of 15 and 49. She has experienced sexual abuse.

Regarding the beneficiary selection process, he said that during the recruitment period, 637 applications were received, of which 312 were interviewed and selected as final candidates, after which 150 were selected for training.


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