Rwandan ICT project for girls goes continent-wide

Computer screen showing program codeRwanda’s project to inspire girls to get involved with technology has been a huge success, so much so that it has now expanded to the whole African continent.

Ms Geek Rwanda is an initiative designed to encourage girls to get their hands on IT and use it to “address societal problems through newly-created applications”.

Now, the project will roll out across Africa, as the Girls in ICT Rwanda organisation enters a partnership with Smart Africa to launch the first Ms Geek Africa.

The competition will be intense, with only the best girls from the 17 participating countries being selected to represent their country. These finalists will take part in a week-long development programme to prepare them for a final day of competition before the judges.

Read more here from New Times

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