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GirlTech Africa Inspires Change at Assabiqun Secondary School in Zaria
Written by Bappa Ibrahim
Last Updated: September 29, 2023

In a world increasingly driven by technology, it’s crucial to empower the next generation with the knowledge and confidence they need to bridge the digital divide. GirlTech Africa, on a mission to inspire and educate young girls in technology and STEM fields, recently took a significant step toward this goal. Members of our organization paid a visit to Assabiqun Secondary School in Zaria, where we engaged in an enlightening discussion about the diverse roles in tech and how girls can become integral parts of the digital revolution.

The Power of Inspiration

Our visit to Assabiqun Secondary School was more than just a field trip; it was a chance to inspire and be inspired. As we walked through the corridors of the school, we could feel the enthusiasm and curiosity of the young minds we encountered. These students are the future of technology, and we believe that by empowering them with knowledge and encouragement, we can help shape a brighter tomorrow.

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Diverse Roles in Tech

The world of technology is vast and multifaceted, offering a wide array of roles that extend beyond coding and programming. During our interactive session with the students, we discussed the diverse roles in tech, from cybersecurity experts who safeguard our digital world to user experience designers who ensure that technology is accessible and user-friendly for all. We emphasized that no matter their interests or strengths, there is a place for everyone in the tech industry.

Breaking Down Barriers

One of the key messages we conveyed was the importance of breaking down gender barriers in tech. Historically, there has been a gender gap in the technology sector, but we firmly believe that girls can be instrumental in closing this divide. We shared stories of successful women in tech, highlighting their achievements and the impact they’ve made in the industry. Our aim was to show the students that they too can excel in tech-related fields.

Interactive Discussions

The heart of our visit was the interactive discussion with the students. We encouraged them to ask questions, share their thoughts, and voice any concerns they had about pursuing careers in technology. The response was incredible, with students displaying a genuine interest in the possibilities that technology offers. They asked about educational pathways, sought advice on building skills, and expressed their aspirations to be part of the digital revolution.

Empowering Girls in Tech

As our visit came to an end, we left Assabiqun Secondary School with a sense of optimism and purpose. GirlTech Africa is committed to empowering girls in technology and STEM fields, and our visit to Zaria reinforced our dedication to this cause. We firmly believe that with the right knowledge, guidance, and encouragement, these young girls can become integral parts of the change needed to bridge the digital divide.

Conclusion

Our visit to Assabiqun Secondary School in Zaria was a reminder of the incredible potential that young girls hold. By discussing the diverse roles in tech and breaking down gender barriers, we hope to inspire and empower these students to pursue careers in technology with confidence. GirlTech Africa remains steadfast in its commitment to nurturing the tech leaders of tomorrow and ensuring that girls have an equal place in the digital revolution. Together, we can make a difference and create a more inclusive and tech-savvy future for all.