Techwomen Rwanda Alumni

SH-WeTech-TechWomen-Rwanda-AlumniProject and Leader:

Technovation Challenge
Kigali, Rwanda
Guillaine Neza

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

After noticing how much the TechWomen program benefited a few of us female tech leaders in Rwanda, we brainstormed ways to make changes in our community and share what we learned. We wanted to decrease the stereotype that computer science is a male dominated field so we introduced a mentorship program that exposes girls to technical projects stimulating their interest in considering computer science as a career.

What do you hope to learn from the WeTech network?

We hope to gain new insights and be inspired from other WeTech grantees. We hope to learn about best practices that will help us sustain the Technovation Program in our country and contribute further to the technical and development growth of Rwandan girls.

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

Our dream is to enable Rwandan girls to acquire strong technical skills, as well as a team spirit that will help them to dream up and implement solutions to problems in their communities.

What is the goal of the project?

The mission of the Technovation Program Rwanda is to promote women in technology by giving girls the skills and confidence they need to be successful in computer science and entrepreneurship.

Who is the primary target audience for your project?

We will work with two categories: the high schools division and the University division. We will be operating in two districts, Kigali City and Bugesera.

Anything else?

We believe in creating a more dynamic and sustainable program that will positively impact our community and increase awareness of the value of technology in our daily life. We are grateful to have support from programs like WeTech that empower and promote women's initiatives contributing to their community growth and development.

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