Building the pipeline of girls entering ICT careers

On the 15th of June 2013 four AfChix Uganda members travelled to Tororo Girls High School in eastern Uganda (210km from Kampala).  These were Liz Mirembe, Lisa Katusiime, Lillian Achom and Nodumo Dhlamini. The objective was to carry out a career guidance seminar encouraging 14-16 year old girls to consider careers in ICT / Computer Science.

Five hundred and eighty three girls (583) girls attended the 3 hour seminar.

We had a great time and life changing experience with the girls. We also distributed a questionnaire aiming to find out their level of interaction with computer technologies and perceptions on ICT and careers in ICT. We will share the highlights of the research outcomes after we have analyzed the data.

We also took video clips of selected girls giving feedback on the seminar. We will edit these clips and also make them available.

Please see some pictures attached.

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