|Some of the graduating participants|
Technology Empowerment Centre (W-TEC) is set to establish a technology club for
high school girls by September 2013.
Director, W-TEC, Ms Oreoluwa Somolu, made this known on Saturday during its
graduation ceremony for 31 girls who participated in its summer technology camp
that held at the Laureates College, Mafoluku, Lagos.
that the technology club would serve as a platform for sustainability of the
girls’ interest in developing in science and technology.
technology club will be a way to keep the girls engaged within the W-TEC
family. It will be opened to our alumni and other girls who are interested in
said that W-TEC would work closely with schools to help the teachers build
their own skills in technology in order to help the girls appropriately.
about W-TEC’s improvement in its programme, Somolu said that besides the
increase in number of participants from 15 to 31 girls, its curriculum was also
revised to incorporate advancement in different areas of technology education.
focusing more on having the girls create things because we want them to be
developers of technology even as they are users of technology.
why we introduce them to programming and video productions to enable them learn
how to make films and animation. This gives them a position of power as opposed
to just using what is out there”
and 17years, now in its sixth edition, trains girls to develop interest in
technology careers. During the graduation ceremony, the girls who had been
taught programme development showcased their works in video production and Web
Scratch technology, a visual programming language used to create videos, games,
arts and other design works, some of the groups created digital stories using
sound and pictures as well as incorporating motion.
the event, Marketing and PR Manager, Intel, Mr Adim Isiakpona, said Intel
supported the camp to further drive the girls’ interest in technology
believe that technology will be the key to unlocking greater potential in young
people, especially the girl-child.”
Manager, Amadeus, Mrs Linka Glover-Akpey, said they wanted the girls to
understand the importance of technology in advancing different economic
for the industry they operate in, they used technology to facilitate travel,
making the best of time-management to reach the world easier and faster.
was also supported by a number of technology development companies that believe in
helping the girl-child develop her interest in technology education.