From Mustapha Adamu, Kano.
Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has been designated by an international support group called Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) to empower 200 women and girls on ICT-based Small Scale Entrepreneurship Project in Nigera, in Kano State.
A statement signed by Kabiru Saidu Dakata, the Senior Programme Officer, CITAD, stated that the IT centre has received the grant of $2,000 to $20,000 to empower women and girls in computer science-related opportunities.
The statement added that “ the targeted beneficiaries will include female teachers, rural women, final year secondary school girls, among other beneficiaries.”
“ This project is one of the 17 projects in Africa selected by WeTech with generous support of the lead partner, Google company. Women from Kano Staten Jigawa state, Bauchi State,etc will benefit from the scheme.” The statement said
The statement further stated that “the programme was launched last fall by former secretary of state of USA, Hillary Clinton at the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting. It is also led by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and carried out with a consortium that includes Goldman Sachs, Google and Qualcomm Incorporated. WeTech will impact women and girls in Africa, India and the USA, developing the skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth.