GoGirls ICT Initiative

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  • GoGirls ICT Initiative

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  • GoGirls ICT is a Juba, South Sudan-based non-profit initiative founded by a group of dedicated young women in the fields of computer science, hacktivism and peacebuilding. Following a philosophy of ‘Chain Based Trainings (CBTs)’ it focuses on mentoring independent, innovative and confident girls and women who can proudly compete with their male counterparts in the world of ICT. Founded on December 2015 south Sudan’s Capital city Juba. GoGirls ICT Initiative aims at Engaging, Educating and Empowering girls and Women in South Sudan in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); with a focus especially on Technology. We started with small workshops with a few girls from University of Juba. These workshops stemmed from our quest to build confidence in these girls who were shy and had poor performance in class compared to their male counterparts in ICTs and same in sciences at lower primary and secondary schools.

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