Tech4Dev has launched the Women Techsters Fellowship Class 2024 aimed at empowering 3,000 women with digital skills.
Speaking in Lagos at the official launch and call for applications, co-founder and executive director, Tech4Dev, Oladiwura Oladepo said that the Women Techster Fellowship is aimed at bridging the wide gender divide between men and women in the technology ecosystem as well as ensuring equal access to opportunities for all.
She added that the Initiative aims to empower girls and women aged between 16 and 40 years across Nigeria and Africa with varying degrees of digital, deep tech and soft skills required within the technology ecosystem.
“Last year, the Women Techsters Fellowship received a total of 14,782 applications, accepted 1,398 applicants and graduated 847 exceptional ladies who are now being supported to land technology jobs with their respective skill specializations,” she said.
Speaking on the Class 2024, Oladiwura said: “Incorporating data and learnings from previous years as we prepared for the Women Techsters Fellowship Class of 2024, we have taken things a step further and will be opening up the program to a total of 22 countries.
“Today, with great delight and excitement we are honoured to announce that applications for the Women Techsters fellowship class of 2024 which commences in September, will go live at exactly 6pm West African Time, today 27th April 2023.
“The class of 2024 will admit a total of 3,000 women and girls into the program from 22 African countries. We invite women and girls from across Africa to seize this opportunity and take their place as change-makers in Africa’s technology ecosystem by applying to be a part of the program.”