Skills for Their Future programme puts girls in the picture

Videographer Imani Nsamila gives a visual content workshop to girls taking part in Theirworld's Skills for Their Future programme run in partnership with BRAC Tanzania

Girls' education, Youth skills

We’re marking International Girls in ICT Day by spotlighting our digital technology skills project at schools in Tanzania.

Eager to learn new skills, these girls are finding out how to create and edit video and photography content at a school in Tanzania.  

They were among a group of students taking part in a visual content workshop with videographer Imani Nsamila as part of Theirworld’s Skills for Their Future. The programme works to empower girls and young women by helping them gain digital, coding and entrepreneurship skills. 

Today is International Girls in ICT (information and communications technology) Day. All this week we’re spotlighting our project in Tanzania, in partnership with BRAC Tanzania. On our social media channels, we’ve been featuring student testimonials and a range of photos and videos created by them using their newfound skills. 

You can see some of them here.

“I want to gain experience in technology which will help me obtain a better career after completing my education,” said Nasria Nassor Hemed from Wailes Secondary School in Dar es Salaam, where the workshop was held. 

Jackline Bruno Kisinda, a student at Karibuni Secondary School, said: “I will use these skills to explore various technology opportunities to earn money and employ myself, to fight against poverty in my family as well as my country.” 

Skills for Their Future sees Theirworld partner with local organisations across Africa and the Middle East to help end the digital gender divide and give thousands of girls and young women the technology skills they need to succeed. The programme also helps schools deliver quality education and local companies offer work opportunities. 


Students and more than 45 teachers will benefit from our Tanzania programme

In Tanzania – where only 10% of students earning degrees in computer science are female – the programme is run in three public schools. 

Hope Jasson, Project Manager at BRAC Tanzania, said: “The only way to empower girls and young women in ICT is by investing in girls themselves. International Day of Girls is a moment to celebrate girls and young women who overcome the surrounding barriers and challenges.”   

See our International Girls in ICT Day spotlight on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and our recently launched channel, TikTok. 

Read a blog by Hope Jasson about Skills for Their Future in Tanzania.

Read a blog by Hope Jasson about Skills for Their Future in Tanzania.

Narrowing the divide

Skills for Their Future, and its predecessor programme Code Clubs, has helped over 3,000 young women gain technology skills across sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and delivered training to over 100 teachers.

We partner with local organisations to help girls learn skills, schools deliver quality education and local companies offer work opportunities.

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