ICT: An opportunity to All by

She codes
Published On: 21,April 2016

Girls in ICT is an opportunity to get more women of all ages and background interested in

computer science and technology. Currently, women represent just 30% of ICT workforce;

yet 90% of all future jobs will rely on digital skills. It’s clear we need a lot of effort to spark,

promote and maintain female interest in technology, whether to ensure the future talent

pipeline within the ICT industry, or simply to equip women with the skills they’ll need to

succeed in the future World workplaces.

 

Policymakers are increasingly conscious of the need to prepare youth, especially girls and

young women, for new job opportunities within the evolving digital economy, and more

support to efforts to close the digital skills gap. But everyone needs to play their part. For

many years we’ve been working to strengthen the role of women in technology. This year

we’ve teamed up with other non-profit organizations, governments and industry leaders to

raise awareness of STEM and ICT careers amongst young women, as part of our work to

thinner the gap of technology in Tanzania. 

 

As SHE Codes For Change its our obligation to organize trainings and mentoring sessions

across Tanzania giving as much as unexpected number of girls and young women access to

digital skills. By doing that we are encouraging and preparing them for the digital economy.

We want to help these young women become innovators, rather than just consumers, of

tech, by teaching them computational thinking and problem-solving skills. The objective is

to help close the gender gap in the field of computer science and to introduce the potential

pioneers of tomorrow to women already doing great things in tech today.

 

We are empowering girls and young women to strive for excellence in their careers goes

hand in hand with successfully building a technological ground and foundation for the

better Tanzania. We believe that when more people are equipped with the skills they

simply succeed in tomorrow’s workplace and that is the best option of adapting the

transformative power of technology contributing to our economy growth.