Developers in Vogue, a tech-savvy non-governmental organization is hopeful of bridging the gender gap in the technology space by teaching young girls computer programming and coding.
After three years of seeking a permanent place, the Developers in Vogue has finally opened an ultra-modern facility acquired at Nima in Accra.
The CEO of Developers in Vogue, Barley Ivy believes this will enhance their capacity in training more school girls to take up very challenging computer science programs to eliminate male dominance in future.
Barley Ivy said she derives much joy when she sees young girls taking up roles perceived as a preserve for men, stating that with the available resources, young girls could do better.
The Head of Business Intelligence and Big Data at Ecobank, Sara Oppan indicated that the bank is making all conscious efforts to create a desk within their technology department for women and young girls aspiring to work in that space.
“We allow young ladies to intern with Ecobank and sometimes give them a competitive advantage over their male counterparts in order to create a 50/50 opportunity at the workplace”.
On his part, Program Manager in security at Microsoft in the US, Sandy Abrah believes Africa is making strides in Artificial Intelligence and that is good for the continent.
The new office space located adjacent Enterprise Insurance at Nima has been installed with computers and other auxiliary gadgets to create a conducive atmosphere for learning.
The women-centred organization has over the past years organized boot camps and workshops to groom and develop young talents in the field of technology.