In an effort to enhance training in the computer and technology field the ICT Directorate at the University of Gondar pledges to educate Gondar’s clever female students. By doing just that the ICT Directorate in partnership with UoG has continued to train female programmers for the 3rd consecutive year.
According to the Founder and main facilitator, Mr. Esuyawkal Sisay, GCC has a mission of closing the gender gap in technology. He stated that “the girls will be engaged in a two month summer program which will focus on web design, coding, life skill and volunteerism.
The training program that was coined GCC (Girls Can Code) was initiated by Western universities to support up and coming potential female programmers to delve into the subject. And for the next two months the students, which the ICT Directorate has chosen, will be trained and focused on the sciences of computers. The girl students from grades 9-12 will complete their rigorous courses and will receive a certificate of successful completion in the later months.