AfChix is a network of women in IT who work on a volunteer basis. We mentor girls to consider careers in Computer Science and IT through visits to schools, celebrating annual Girls in ICT Days , runni
Brief Project Description
The project aimed at documenting high quality stories and videos featuring successful women in Information Technology (IT) in order to inspire young African girls to consider careers in IT. Role modelling is a proven and powerful method for mentorship, teaching and passing on knowledge, skills, and values. Research shows that role models have noteworthy effects on female students’ self-confidence in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The project proposed to use a diversity of methods to reach the target beneficiaries and these include an online portal, traditional radio and television media and physical visits to selected remote rural schools.