How Girls Code Camp Changed The Tech Narrative In Aba
Girls code camp is a training organised by Vision Alive Youth Development Center to train young girls with necessary technology skills to pursue the 21st century opportunities. This was a request made by Dr. Oby Ezekwesili to include females in technology during the launch of the Youth development center in Aba.
During the training which was for three weeks, the courses learnt were Digital Marketing, Web development and Graphics Designing.
Participants attest to the value gained.
These are their testimonies…
“I have been enlightened ever since I started this Girls Code Camp training. I never thougt or knew that I would be into any form of programming especially web development. It was never in my agenda in life, but with Vision Alive that vision came alive. I seized this grand opportunity and what I’ve seen so far is magnificient. I am extremely glad.” – Chiwendu Wigwe (Web development participant).
“It has been positively challenging. I’ve been kept on my toes to deliver things I never thought I could do, like I just had my first e-book in the course of this training and I have been able to create and is growing my Facebook page. My zeal for blogging has increased and I feel like already blogging. I never knew that I could pull through till the end, but against all odds I did and I am really glad, at the same time grateful to Vision Alive Foundation for this great initiative. This is amazing” – Kelechi Christiana Nneka (Digital Marketing participant).
“It’s been a wonderful summer well spent at Vision Alive Youth Development Center. When I heard about Girls Code Camp, I thought I was going to learn how to hack (laughs). I saw a different view of the tech world. Currently, I have my own e-book and my business has an online visibility. I’m grateful to Vision Alive Youth Development Center. Aba City get ready, my brand is driving to the zenith!” – Angel Isaac (Digital Marketing participant)
“The experts are the real definition of “experts”. I’ve had an amazing time. Girls code camp has helped me learn more in designing. I’ve been able to do a letter head and flyer design.” – Pleasant Obioma (Graphics Design participant)
“I’m grateful to Vision Alive Youth Development Center. The Girls code camp has been a blessing to my life. I can design a letter head, business card, flier and many more.
I did things I never knew I could do. The environment provided by Vision Alive is very conducive.” Nnebedum Goodness (Graphics Design participant)
“I appreciate the platform. It’s a wonderful time I spent here. I learnt a lot. Thank you Vision Alive Youth Development Center.” Mary Theresa (Graphics Design participant)
“I’m grateful to God, It was a nice time in Girls Code Camp. Every 21st century girl trying to have an idea of what tech is, it’s unusual among the girls especially Africa. Having the best of facilitator with a serene environment has been exciting. Words can’t express how I feel. Vision Alive Youth Development Center organizing this program of including the girls in tech makes me feel over the edge from the average girl out there.
Thank you Vision Alive. You are the best.” – Gift Ufomba (Graphics Design participant)
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