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Tech company to train girls on mobile app development



The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) on Monday said that the centre would soon be training girls on mobile app development, using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) app inventor.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Adeyemi Odutola, Communication Officer, W.TEC, which was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

According to the statement, the app training will be done during the 2016 Technovision Challenge.

The statement said that Technovation was a global programme that helps scientists, engineers and technology professionals to share their passion with children from underrepresented groups.

It said that the founders of Technovation believed that children who are encouraged to be curious, daring, and driven stand the best chance of success in life.

“Technovision is a worldwide Technology entrepreneurship programme and competition for young women, implemented through an intensive 3-month, 50-hour curriculum.

“The teams of young women work together to imagine, design and develop mobile apps, then pitch their ‘’ startup’’ business to investors,’’ it said.

It added that every year, Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that would address a community problem.

“Since 2010, over 3,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world.

“Today over 5400 girls from 28 countries have developed 1029 mobile phone apps and learned to launch startup companies through Technovation,’’ it said.

The statement said that W.TEC had participated in the challenge producing amazing mobile apps and training a good number of girls in mobile app development, using the MIT app inventor.

It stated that this year, W.TEC would be working with some talented young Girls’ Senior Academy, Lagos, a Lagos State public school in Lagos Island.

“This time around, we believe that participants of the challenge will design a very good mobile app that will solve a lingering community challenge,” it added.

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