Unlocking Women and Technology (UWAT), an iSpace flagship program which aims at giving every woman the opportunity to learn how to code, gain business development skills, mentorship and receive funding to start up their business will be partnering with local tech hubs in 4 regions across Ghana: Volta region, Northern Region, Ashanti Region and Brong Ahafo. In a quest to solve the problem of women being underrepresented in Coding or Software Engineering, UWAT will be providing 12 weeks of intensive tech training for women between the ages of 18-35 years to introduce them to HyperText Markup Language( HTML).
Ms Favour Ozichukwu who is the programmes manager mentioned that over the year, UWAT has trained over 200 women and given 33 participants seed funding for their business, ranging from Social Enterprises, Agribusiness, E-commerce, Fashion and Health. “Accra has lots of opportunities at the moment and we want to reach out to women in other regions to extend our impact”, she said.
About iSpace Foundation
iSpace Foundation, is a tech and innovation centre in Accra that provides a conducive ecosystem for Startups to thrive. They run programmes to train, fund and mentor youths with the necessary skill set needed to scale up their ideas.
iSpace Foundation: www.ispacegh.com
Unlocking Women and Technology: www.unlockingwat.com
Apply for UnlockingWAT: http://unlockingwat.com/#/register