In August Futuresoft's own Nkem Uwaje was invited to speak at the 3rd W.TEC Girls Technology Camp held at Laureates College, 3/5 Olayinka Adenubi Street, Aviation Estate, Mafoluku, Lagos.

She was highly honoured to have the opportunity to speak to the girls during the camp about her Career in the Information Technology Industry. Her talk included:

  • Her motivation for working in the information technology field
  • Her experience while a student
  • The pre-requisites for admission to her program of study
  • How she has used what she learnt since (via working, personal life, etc), touching on the technology used
  • Challenges in learning and using technology
  • Benefits of understanding how to use technology
  • The types of job opportunities available to people with her degree(s)
  • Any unique experiences as a woman in technology
  • Encouraging words and advice

The 1-week residential W.TEC Girls Technology Camp was aimed at helping girls develop an early interest in computers and other information and communication technology (ICT), as well as enabling them develop positive images of technology-related careers. The long-term goal is increased numbers of women working with and using information technology productively for professional and leadership activities. Each year the organizers accept 15 secondary school girls (JSS 2 to SSS 2).

The Women's Technology Empowerment Centre is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically. Our programmes include technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research.

Here are some pictures from the event. All pictures were taken by the organizers of W.TEC and if using photos, kindly credit "Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC)." More images can be found on the W.TEC Flickr Channel.

WTEC 2010 Girls Technology Camp 2010 Poster
MD Futuresoft giving a presentation during WTEC 2010 Technology Camp MD Futuresoft receiving a thank you gift at the 2010 WTEC Girls Technology Camp
All the girls and volunteers at the WTEC Girls Technology Camp 2010


To download Nkem Uwaje's full presentation, please click here.