The end of March marked the first quarter of 2019 and here at Apps and Girls, it marked the accomplishment of important activities we have been planning to do. Here is highlight of our most proud steps we have taken in March.
The launching of “Tech is Female” Movement
We managed to partner with Tigo Tanzania to launch ‘TECH IS FEMALE‘ movement that aims at supporting girls and young women in Tanzania to learn and develop their skills in technology. The launching ceremony which took place on the International Women’s Day at our headquarters, was attended by the acting ambassador of the United States, Dr. Imni Patterson and the Managing Director of Tigo Tanzania Mr. Simon Karikari.
Launching of the Jovia Program
Earlier this year, we started a program that is fully funded by SAIS (South Africa Innovation Support) for underprivileged girls and young women to learn Advanced IT training and entrepreneurship skills. On commemorating the International Women’s Day, we officially launched this program where a total of 35 young women have been enrolled to the program.
Launching of the Hub
With our newly furnished Hub, learning has been made easier and fun to our Jovia students. Students are comfortably taking their daily lessons within our hub which is air conditioned and well equipped with learning ekuipment .
Anzisha Prize Tour
On 30th March, we were honored to host the Anzisha Prize Tour at our offices where a member from the Anzisha Prize came to meet our young entrepreneurs. Our students had opportunity sharing their business ideas and received bits of advice on how to scale up their business ideas as well as how to apply for the Anzisha Prize.
A team of young innovators from Apps and Girls who are also being supported by UNICEF under the Generation Unlimited initiative were among Tanzanian innovators who exhibited their innovation projects during the Innovation Week at CoICT.
CAMFED Training Workshop
On March 27th to 31st, we partnered with CAMFED Tanzania to conduct a five days training workshop for more than 70 young women under the CAMA network to gain critical entrepreneurship skills that will help them scale up their business. Through these days, our team conducted a series of interactive sessions in skills such as design thinking, business model canvas, proposal writing, budgeting, business planning and more. All participants were given seed income (in different categories) to help them start their businesses while ten participants succeeded to be included in our incubation support at Apps and Girls.