“Girls In Tech” Campaign Successfully Launched In Province 2 on Feb 5

There is still a situation where whenever we talk about technology, men comes in our mind first. Girls are far away from tech fields at most of the place. The reason behind this is lack of awareness, proper guidance, and motivation. So to bring the girls in front and to take them forward in the technology, Girls in Tech is organizing several campaigns. It is situated in San Francisco, USA. Its main aim is to develop empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship of girls and women in technology.

So the journey has divided among all the provinces to bring the girls forward and make them capable to bring positive changes and development over the country.

This time, Nepal has launched a “Girls In Tech” campaign to combat gender disparity in Province 2 in Janakpur on  5th Feb, Wednesday.  The project is launched in collaboration with UKaid Skills for Employment ProgrammeGenese Cloud Academy and Fusemachines Nepal. And also, with the joint inauguration of Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Rameshwor Ray Yadav, Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut, and Lisa Honan, Head of DFID Nepal.

Additionally, Baljit Vohra, Team Leader of UKaid announced a scholarship scheme for 10 girls who come from economically week families to study Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence. And the first scholarship was given to a 14-year old Jyoti Singh. She is one of the youngest programmers in Nepal. She said, “I am really happy now about such a scholarship scheme on AI and cloud Computing in Nepal and receive the scholarship. These courses will be very much valuable to shape my career. Like me, I am sure it will be very much helpful to other girls too in the region.” Moreover, there he opened an application for the remaining 9 seats.

Panel Discussion

The launch ceremony was followed by a panel discussion on “Women in ICT in Nepal – Challenges and the Future” where Anita Phuyal, Executive Director of Genesis Solution, Aruna Sharma, a Teach for Nepal fellow, Jyoti Singh, one of the youngest programmers of Nepal, and Ankita Yadav, Assistant Lecturer at Rajarshi Janak University were the panelists. The panel discussion was moderated by Melisha Ghimire, Managing Director of Girls in Tech-Nepal, and Stuti Basnyet from UKaid सीप.

Girls in Tech released a Press statement. In that, they clearly informed that they want to focus on school and college girls in technology through this campaign. They are going to provide proper training to the girls so that they can involve themself in the tech field. This will also end gender discrimination and provides a better environment for girls in technological sectors.

Motive toward the Campaign

  • Boosting the confidence of girls
  • increase competitiveness in tech sectors
  • combat the widening gulf between men and women
  • create an environment for the girls to get jobs in companies
  • provide tech skills and education to girls

This campaign is happening in more than 36 countries along with more than 100,000 members. And today, it has become one of the most reputed campaigns. It has the ability to bring out the girl’s power in front of the world. In Nepal, this Girls in tech chapter has started in November 2019.

Hence, it seems that its campaign will be very helpful to provide technology education and skills to girls. Not only that, but it will also bring tech equality and combat gender disparity.

Some Gillimps of the Launch event

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