Spark Girls Interest
We will tackle this with four components; Deepen girls’ hands-on computing experience through creating opportunities to generate enthusiasm among young girls by introducing them to coding in fun ways through basic coding experiences. Changing girls’ perception of computing by making computing fun and supporting efforts to establish girls coding clubs and utilization of computer labs (cLabs) at school and at the broader national level to tackle stereotypes. We will also support parents and teachers in understanding the wider role of computing through our ‘Coding Teachers’ program and parents STEAM guide manual. Finally we will build the capacity of young tech journalists by working with the media industry to change the narrative of computing and coding in the media and by working with community, national and international traditional and new media to create a network of Tanzanian tech journalists to inspire girls to pursue career in STEAM.