Intel, in collaboration with Akirachix, an association focusing on women’s technology, has launched a digital expansion programme for young women in Kenya, aiming to bridge the gender gap in technology.
HumanIPO reported earlier this month Intel would launch She Will Connect in developing countries, starting with Africa.
The initiative aims to train young Kenyan girls interested in technology and coding on how to develop applications, after which they will be able to develop Android applications in only two days.
Agatha Gikunda, software and services lead at Intel East Africa said: “We are convinced that technology and education have real power to fuel transformative change and hence the reason Intel is collaborating with Akirachix to see as many girls as possible make a mark in the technology world.”
The programme will be made available in five towns across the country, with young girls encouraged to participate, including those still in high school.
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