On the 15th of July, mHub hosted a Girls Hour of Code event -Women changing the world one girl at a time.....

"My community would really start taking shape if girls could go to school and learn skills that society believe should only be known to men."- Adetoun, 16, girl in Nigeria on secondary and tertiary education.

It is both deeply inspiring and warming to know that at mHub, Tunesh's words are not just words but words being put into action. On the 15th of July,The Girls Hour of Code Initiative took place at 2pm at mHub offices to educate girls on how to create applications and claim significant technological skills that influence the world we live in today. The session was centered around being innovative and learning how to implement self-thought applications, mostly using online sites. Using their own ideas and brainstorming, the girls were introduced to application sites such as Snapp and MIT App Centre and how to make use of these applications.

In a world where women represent a small portion in fields in STEM, it is our duty to take responsibility to educate the next generation to correct this. The Girls Hour of Code Initiative sought out to educate attendants and succeeded in doing so by teaching them how to make use of and build applications that they have never imagined before.

A deep warm thank you is extended to Elizabeth Kalitsiro who delivered the session with great attentiveness, knowledge and skill.

As girls and women, we don't take for granted the effort within us. This is our time to take a step and change the status quo!

By Tamara Mushani

 

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