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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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, email@example.com