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Project and Leader:

The Women Passion Program
Kampala, Uganda
Richard Zulu

What inspired you to get involved in this project/organization?

I started a technology co-working space about two years ago, focused on supporting entrepreneurs.  However, I have consistently noticed a low turnout of women and girls who make use of the space or attend our events.

We tested a few programs that targeted girls, but have ended with very low attendance rates. As a result, I decided to take another approach that teaches girls about entrepreneurship and how to program, with an added element of fostering independence and building capacity.

I have partnered with Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) and Girl Geek Kampala to make this possible.

What do you hope to learn from the WeTech network?

Through sharing experiences on how various network members are running their programs, I hope to learn from the different approaches, mistakes, learnings and results achieved by each one.

What is your big dream for the women and girls in STEM?

My dream is to create a self-sustaining community of women and girls in STEM, learning from another’s experiences, encouraging each other, and acting as role models to one another.

What is the goal of the project?

Our goal is to train women and girls in programming and entrepreneurship through experiential learning.

Who is the primary target audience for your project?

Our target audience is women and girls who are currently enrolled or have graduated from college.

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