The CANs prides itself in partnering to initiatives that fosters the adoption of digital skills OF young people in Nigeria. This is why on Saturday the CANs partnered the Khalil Halilu foundation in celebrating the unveiling of the KSH Every girl Scholars 2022.
Last year in late October, Khalil Halilu foundation announced its debut program, Every Girl Fellowship. The project was initiated by a tea-time discussion as stated by the KSH foundation founder, Khalil. The primary focus of the fellowship is to indoctrinate young girls between the age bracket 15-20 with tech interests. The founder, Khalil Halilu, also the founder of the CANs stated that “The ages between 15-19 is a very decisive period in the life of a young woman. A lot of changes happen, mentally, physically, and emotionally”. The Every girl fellows were selected based on a passion for tech and a Tech Business idea pitch. The foundation collaborated with hubs such as Abocoders Abeokuta, Startup Kano, FemCode Africa, QLIP Masturah Baba, and Mustapha Ango.
The program design had three phases, a first virtual session , a physical meetup (4 days) and and final virtual session ( 1 week). The first phase began in February and lasted for two weeks with two weeks of supplementary classes. No stone was left unturned in selecting the tutors for the virtual class. The Co-founder, Community for African Women in Science and Technology (CAWSTEM), Wamide Animashaun, Adanna Ononiwu an experienced IT consultant with 5 years of experience. Victoria Nelson, a content creator, and Videomaker, David Ozokoye software developer, content creator, and graphics designer. Augustina Okpechi, program lead KSH foundation, sexual health.
In 2021, the CANs successfully partnered NATVIEW for its Digital skills program NATVIEW which saw nearly 100 women graduate from its program. By providing access to its vast network & ecofriendly hub, the CANs stays committed to ensuring Gender equality and access to digital skills for women in Africa.