BasaliTech hosts a week-long coding camp for young girls

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BasaliTech, in partnership with the Miss.Africa seed fund by DotConnectAfrica and the telecommunications giant Vodacom Lesotho through the Vodacom Foundation ended 2019 with a bang as they successfully hosted a week-long programming (coding) camp for 14 girls in Maseru, Lesotho on 16 – 20 December.

The purpose of the camp was to interest young girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics related knowledge in their mission to promote gender diversity, inclusion and increasing the profile of girls and women in STEM related fields.

This has been identified to also align with the UNDP sustainable development goals for women empowerment through technology.

The girls learnt the basics of the web and developed their websites from the ground up through the introductory information from the camp. Above the abundant knowledge they gained, Vodacom rewarded hard work, creativity and more by awarding smart phones and airtime to the young girls.

Young girls in training

Some of the websites can be seen below, the plan is to continue to train the young girls that have developed a passion for programming and to mentor them through the voluntary mentoring program.

  • https://notyouraveragegirl.github.io/molimps5/
  • https://bomgherl.github.io/ivypark/
  • https://lowkey10.github.io/lowkey/
  • https://femme-coder.github.io/femme/

2020 looks great for BasaliTech as they anticipate the 2nd annual TechCon Lesotho, the technology conference will be even bigger and better as we work towards revolutionizing the technology space in Lesotho.

Applications for the Start-up World Cup Lesotho Regional competition are also on the verge of closure, send in your applications now, it could be you going to represent Lesotho in San Francisco for the final as winners around the world compete for $1,000,000 among other investment opportunities.

Apply here http://bit.ly/StartupWorldCupLesotho and follow @swclesotho on Facebook for more information, applications close on 31 January 2020.

To support BasaliTech and any of their initiatives or enquiries get in touch with them here:
Email : [email protected]
Website : https://basalitech.org
Facebook : @basalitech
Twitter : @BasaliT

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