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Reflections

Gender inequality in tech: Is the space merit driven?   

The “tech is a man’s world” culture has really aggravated the problem of gender inequality in tech. At some point, we have directly or indirectly been part of conversations such as “Only men are electricians”, or “Nursing is a women’s profession”, or “men are better in technology”, etc. This sounds absurd. It was acceptable several …

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Girls at NairoBits interested in STEM while still young

NairoBits Trust is a youth based organization that uses ICT multimedia creatively to improve the lives of less privileged children and youth from the non-formal settlement in Nairobi. NairoBits target youths normally coming from low-income families who struggle to finish secondary school. Even if they make it beyond secondary school, they are dawned down by …

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Women in STEM – Stand up and be counted

What is the problem? African communities are still continually plagued with issues that range from socio economic deprivation, AIDS/HIV, household chores, early marriage and child labor, steeped cultural/traditional views that impede a girl’s right to education. Despite an increased number of women going to university, there is still a limited number of young women taking …

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