About the project
Across the world, countries are facing a profound skills crisis. If we do nothing, by 2030, more than half of the world’s children won’t have the most basic literacy and numeracy needed for employment. Girls and young women are most at risk of being left behind. Today, women represent only 3% of technology graduates globally.
Theirworld believes that improving skills is vital to transforming the prospects of marginalised children. Since 2019 we have been investing in building digital literacy skills in sub-Saharan Africa. Through our Skills for Their Future project, Theirworld has partnered with local organisations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, to give thousands of girls and young women aged 16 to 20 the technology skills they need to succeed. We worked with partners to develop and optimise a digital literacy curriculum, pilot and roll it out in schools working with girls.
We are currently partnering with BRAC Tanzania to deliver this programme. Previous partners are Women in Technology Uganda; and Youth For Technology Foundation in Kenya and Nigeria.
The programme builds on the previous success of our Code Clubs for Girls in several Sub-Saharan African countries.