TGEE is a 6 day IT boot camp for 100 female students and fresh graduates that will take place in Dar es Salaam between September 26th and October 1st 2016.


Background

Help to Help is an NGO providing young talented but financially disadvantaged Tanzanians with scholarships enabling post secondary education. Help to Help also works with minimizing the gap between students and the labour market by (1) providing a network between students and employers and (2) organizing trainings and workshops aiming to help students increase their employability skills. Today, most students are struggling to get employed or successfully self-employed after graduating from university. At the same time, employers struggle to find professionals with the right practical skills and mindset. Help to Help addresses this bottleneck with concrete activities such as Technology for Gender Empowerment and Employability (TGEE), a project that aims to minimize the gender inequalities on the labour market by equipping female Tanzanian students and fresh graduates with the computer skills need to be employable.

 

Project Goals

To empower female students and fresh graduates of higher education institutions in Tanzania with computer skills training and a solid foundation towards utilizing online learning tools. The project is also designed to meet the technological demands of universities and future employers.

 

Key Objectives

• Prepare project participants for the labour market, reduce risks of unemployment for female graduate students and minimize the gender inequalities caused by technological barriers.
• Increase awareness about gender issues and women rights.
• Enable technology outreach by training participants to become Technology Ambassadors that can teach basic computer skills to their fellow students and other members of their home communities.
• Invite a variety of employers in Tanzania to design business cases that reflect current industry situations and provide the program participants with direct opportunities for hiring situations.

The IT boot camp

The main part of the project is a five day long IT boot camp for 100 female Tanzanian students which will take place at College of Information and Communication Technologies (CoICT) in Dar es Salaam. The participants will be trained on Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) as well as on Online Learning Tools. Practical tasks will be in focus mixed with shorter theoretical sessions and inspirational talks from employers and successful female ICT entrepreneurs. The IT boot camp will end with a standardized test and successful candidates will be presented with examination proof. All participants will be provided a certificates of completion.

 

Mentors

A group of 20-25 women who are currently studying or working in the field of ICT will act as Mentors during the boot camp who will share their passion and their knowledge while helping the participants solve the tasks provided. TGEE hereby aim to bring forth female role models in ICT, to inspire participants to explore the world of ICT and to connect them to current ICT hubs and networks in Dar es Salaam.

For more information please contact Project Administrator Catja Carlson, catja@helptohelp.se

Atlas Copco

Swedish Embassy Tanzania

University of Dar es Salaam

TechnoBrain

APPLY

 

In order to apply you must:

• Be a female Tanzanian university student or fresh graduate (maximum 3 years post graduation)

• Be between 18 and 30 years of age

• Not have participated in or been accepted to a TGEE IT Boot Camp before

• Be able to participate all 6 days between September 26th and October 1st from 8 am - 6 pm (no exceptions). If you have a job, university classes or field practice during these days you will have to take a leave of absence from these activities. Do not apply if you cannot participate the whole day, every day.
• Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the first session of each day. The schedule is tight and we have a lot to learn and accomplish during the six-day boot camp. If you come late you will not only miss out but also hinder your fellow participants' progress.
• Be able to cover costs that might occur if you were to be accepted to the TGEE boot camp. The boot camp will be held in Dar es Salaam.**

**All participants will be provided with lunch each day. We are not able to cover all expenses related participation that might occur, we will however offer a contribution of at least 30 000 TSH to participants residing outside of Dar es Salaam, to partly cover your traveling expenses. In order to obtain the contribution you will need to provide receipts of your expenses. The size of the contribution depends on the number of participants residing outside of Dar es Salaam. We will also provide shared accommodation for participants residing outside of Dar es Salaam.

 

Application for IT boot camp 2016 is now closed


Become a mentor

- Boost your career by boosting others in ICT

 

Are you passionate about ICT? Are you a woman who wants to inspire other
women and share your knowledge? Are you interested in developing your own
skills by teaching others? Do you want to connect with international ICT and
tech companies? Are you free between September 26th and October 1st? If
yes, apply to be an IT boot camp mentor!

 

Who can be a mentor?
You must be competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint on a professional level in order for you to
be able to help the participants. You must be interested in sharing your knowledge, helping
others and being part of an international project, which will also boost your CV. We are
especially interested in having mentors who study a degree in computer engineering, ICT,
programming or the like but women who participated in the TGEE IT boot camp 2015 (both IT boot camp and follow up workshop) are also qualified.

Apply to be a mentor here!

 

Technology Boot Camp Agenda

DAY 1: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
DAY 2: WORD
DAY 3: EXCEL
DAY 4: POWERPOINT
DAY 5: INTERNET & LIVING ONLINE
DAY 6: TECHNOLOGY OUTREACH & GRADUATION CEREMONY