Building Pipeline of Girls Entering ICT Careers
Recently, four AfChix Uganda members traveled to Tororo Girls High School in eastern Uganda (210km from Kampala). These were Liz Mirembe, Lisa Katusiime, Lillian Achom and Nodumo Dhlamini. The objective was to carry out a career guidance seminar encouraging 14-16 year old girls to consider careers in ICT / Computer Science.
Five hundred and eighty three girls (583) girls attended the 3 hour seminar.
The instrustors had a great time and life changing experience with the girls. They also distributed a questionnaire aimed at finding out the girls’ level of interaction with computer technologies and perceptions on ICT and careers in ICT.