Illmi Children’s Fund, the non-profit organization (NGO), has partnered with two tech firms to empower schoolgirls with digital skills in the spirit of the 2023 International Women’s Day (IWD).
The non-profit worked with Ventures Park and Dumena Technologies to host an event on March 8, 2023.
Themed “Digit Gals”, the event was sponsored by Modern Shelter Systems and Services.
It aimed to promote women’s empowerment and address the gender gap in the tech industry.
The project, its organisers said in a statement, provided a platform for young girls to connect with role models.
It also linked them up with women in tech while teaching some digital skills needed to succeed in the industry.
The event, which over 50 secondary school girls attended, featured a webinar on embracing inclusivity in STEM for social impact and innovation.
It included practical training sessions on digital literacy, as well as topics around coding and robotics.
The event featured panelists like Chioma Aguwuegbo, Judith Onugu, and Lilian Galadima, with Aisha Augie as the moderator.
The speakers shared their experiences and insights on how to break barriers and succeed in the tech industry.
Speaking after the event, Maryam Augie-Abdulmumin, the founder of Illmi Children’s Fund, said: “The Dgit Gals event was an inspiring day filled with learning and networking.
“We are proud to have partnered with Ventures Park and Dumena Technologies to empower young girls with digital skills and promote gender equity in the tech industry.”
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