Girls in ICT Day
This event is the international ITU Girls in ICT day where Girls in ICT brings together various girls in high schools to come and be part of a day where the best companies and solutions in ICT are displayed to them. The goal is to allow them to open their minds to the various career paths that they can find in STEM fields. They also participate in a discussion on how technology can be accessed by all the girls country wide.
Ms Geek Competition
The MsGeek competition is an annual competition designed to inspire female university/TVET students to think critically and design solutions to issues faced by Rwandans today. In this competition, young women compete based on the innovative ideas as well as their ability to develop a certain technology or develop a business idea. The purpose of MsGeek is to demonstrate that girls and young women can also excel in the technologies.
ICT Awareness campaigns
In partnership with the Ministry of ICT and Youth, Girls in ICT conducts awareness campaigns throughout the countries mostly in high school. These campaigns consists of our members educating these girls about various career paths in STEM fields and sharing their own experiences.
The Girls in ICT mentorship program is centered around high school, university and newly working young women. Our goal is to create a space for where mentees can tap into into the knowledge, skills, and experience Rwanda’s women in STEM and acquire these skills to advance pursuit of STEM careers.
We visit schools, organize events, in collaboration with partners and conduct one-on-one mentorship, for a diverse group of students/women including but not limited to business leaders, software engineers, engineers and policy makers.
We believe this program shall build partnerships that promote collaboration to eventually create a critical mass of Rwandan Women in STEM. If you are a woman in STEM and ready to inspire young women to join you in this exciting career, please reachout to us. We’ll be glad to partner with you to reach more young women in need of your guidance