‘Girls In Tech’ Campaign, Launched in Province 2 to Combat Gender Disparity, providing scholarships!
On February 5th, Girls In Tech, in collaboration, UKaid Skills for Employment Programme (सीप), Genese Cloud Academy and Fusemachines Nepal, successfully launched its campaign in Province 2 to combat gender disparity. Girls In Tech makes room for girls and women in STEM, particularly technology, to thrive and combat the widening gulf between men and women in the field.
At present and after persevering to strengthen women through their innumerable campaigns, it has more than 100,000 members today with its chapters present in 36 countries. Girls In Tech – Nepal, the official country chapter of Girls In Tech in Nepal, started in November 2019.
Honorable Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Rameshwor Ray Yadav, Honorable Chief Minister of Province 2, Lal Babu Raut and Lisa Honan, Head of DFID Nepal jointly inaugurated the campaign amidst a special ceremony in Janakpur. The campaign aims to provide exposure to school and college girls in technology and combat gender disparity in the technological sector by providing them with skills.
Under the project, leadership training will be provided to the girls to boost their confidence, competitiveness and to set no stores on decorum. Moreover, the project will help create an environment for the girls to get jobs in the companies.
On the occasion, Baljit Vohra, Team Leader of UKaid सीप, announced a scholarship scheme for 10 girls from economically marginalized families who want to study Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
14-year old Jyoti Singh, one of the youngest programmers in Nepal, was offered the first scholarship and application has been called for the remaining nine seats. Singh is currently studying in class 10 at Janaki Boarding School, Janakpur.
She was enthused to get the scholarship and shared, “I am really happy to know about such a scholarship scheme on AI and Cloud Computing in Nepal and receive the scholarship. These courses will be very much valuable to shape my career. Like me, I am sure it will be very much helpful to other girls too in the region.”
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Founded in 2007, Girls In Tech is a global non-profit platform headquartered in San Francisco, USA, that is focused on empowerment, entrepreneurship, education of girls and women in technology. Its mission is to support women entirely in the tech field by launching various programs like Technical courses, startup-up competitions, leadership boot camps, etc.