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UWC supports women entrepreneurs

UWC supports women entrepreneurs

The UWC Department of Information Systems will be hosting a three-day Women’s Month workshop.

Did you know that 2 out of every 3 young African women are jobless?

So what are WE going to do about it?

Did you know that fewer females access and participate in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields than men?

This Women’s Month, the Department of Information Systems is hosting the following events:

19 August 2016

100 female high school students from Townships and surrounding areas will be hosted at UWC for the day
They will be having 3 workshops:

Design a school website, Learn to program and Make a video game.

Industry speakers will enlighten them in 3 presentations

20 August 2016

The Women Matter(s) Hacklet will focus on designing solutions to:

Encourage female students to pursue careers in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) and to use ICT to solve Women’s challenges.

21 August 2016

Presentations of prototypes built will be given to judges Women Matter(s) Hacklet prizes for the best solution will be awarded.

HOW CAN YOU BECOME INVOLVED?

1. Volunteer to be a tutor on the 19th August: email Fazlyn.petersen@gmail.com
2. Join the Hacklet fun by signing up http://goo.gl/forms/OGYQNAXyPwjNs7an1

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