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Women In Tech - South Africa

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Women In Tech South African Chapter is a registered non-profit organization, part of the Women in Tech - Global movement®, whose mission is to help empower 5 million women and girls by 2030 through Technology.

To help us reach this goal, we aim to open a Learning Centre at Philippi Village.

Women are the world's most untapped resource, and this is especially true in the tech field. It has been proven that diverse teams and businesses generate more revenue and contribute to economic growth. 

Creating diverse teams is ethical and comes with many benefits for all, such as economic growth, job opportunities, and sustainable communities worldwide. 

Women in Tech is a global movement of people fighting for gender equality in STEM. We create impact through action to build confidence, upskill and set women up for success.

We focus on four primary areas of action:
• Education,
• Entrepreneurialism,
• Social Inclusion,
• Science & Innovation. 

https://women-in-tech.org/

The learning centre will provide disadvantaged learners from surrounding townships, including Gugulethu, Nyanga, Mandalay and Crossroads, the opportunity to learn IT skills. 

Access to computers will allow them to partake in digital learning. Since the global pandemic, digital learning has become a significant part of a student's life; however, many South African students in rural areas do not have access to computers or the internet. This is the gap we aim to close.

Women in Tech South Africa, our partners, and the Phillipi Village would like to provide learners between the ages of 8 and 18 with a safe space to learn equipped with reliable connectivity, homework support, and skills development (computer skills and coding) programmes.

The funding raised from our backabuddy crowdfunding campaign will be used for rent costs of the facility, devices (laptops and computers), furniture (desks and chairs), electricity, internet, marketing, operational staff, tutors, coding classes, snacks and refreshments for the students as we believe no student should learn on an empty stomach.

Women In Tech will be working in is, Phillipi, Cape Town, Western Cape.
 
With the funds raised, the learning centre will provide disadvantaged learners access to computers, allowing them to partake in digital learning. 

We will impact hundreds of lives every week. The learners will have access to reliable connectivity to the internet to do homework, research, study for exams, learn new skills, apply for further education and jobs, and so much more.

We offer coding classes, basic IT skills training, job readiness training and access to online qualifications via our various partners.

 

Facebook : @WomenInTechSA
Instagram: @WomenInTechSA
Twitter: @WomenInTech_SA
linkedIn: Women in Tech South Africa
YouTube: Women in Tech

Donations

  • Oct 02, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Best wishes for this important endeavor!" - Pleasant

  • Oct 01, 2021 - USD $ 33.15
  • "Best of luck - this is a great initiative" - Wendy Robb

  • Oct 01, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "Great initiative!" - Mosima

  • Sep 30, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "A great initiative. I hope that the donations pour in :)" - Fazlyn

  • Sep 29, 2021 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Attn: Melissa Slaymaker" - Eric Kaigama

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Awesome initiative " - Ishrat

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "! " - Maahira

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 10 000.00
  • "kicking off the donations to help this worthy cause" - WIT SA Board members

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Every child deserves access to a computer" - Alutha

  • Sep 29, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "<3" - Kauthar

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 13 557.87

Fundraising target

R 800 000.00
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Women In Tech South Africa is a registered non-profit organization and a chapter of Women in Tech - Global movement®, Cape Town, Western Cape.

Our mission is to empower 5 million women and girls by the year 2030. To help us reach this goal, we aim to open a Learning Centre at Philippi Village.

The learning centre will provide disadvantaged learners access to computers, allowing them to partake in digital learning. Since the global pandemic, digital learning has become a significant part of a student's life; however, many South African students in rural areas do not have access to computers or the internet. This is the gap we aim to close.

Women in Tech South Africa, our partners, and the Phillipi Village would like to provide learners between the ages of 8 and 18 with a safe space to learn equipped with a reliable internet connection, homework support, and skills development (computer skills and coding).

The funding raised from our backabuddy crowdfunding will be used for rent costs of the facility, devices, furniture, electricity, internet, marketing, operational staff, tutors, the rota for students, snacks, and refreshments.