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Apply Now -Women Techsters Fellowship Program 2023

The Women Techsters program is a FREE experiential learning technology upskilling program for young girls and women between the ages of 16 and 40 years across Africa. The program aims to bridge the digital and technology knowledge divide between men and women in the technology ecosystem and ensure equal access to technological opportunities for women and girls.

Women Techsters

The initiative will empower 5million African women over the next 10 years (2020-2030) through a series of activities holding simultaneously across different countries.

  • Level of Study: No specific degree required
  • Institution(s): Tech4Dev
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Reward: Fully funded
  • Deadline: 17th April 2022

Must Check: Fully funded Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 2022

Aim

The Women Techsters Fellowship Program is set out to achieve the following:

1. To increase the number of girls and women with improved livelihood and access to digital jobs
2. To provide fellows with access to FREE quality digital skills training and mentorship opportunities 

The Fellowship Program is an opportunity for women to upskill and build the capacity needed to access decent work opportunities.

Personal Statement Vs Statement of Purpose

Eligible Countries

This year, the fellowship is open to women and girls across the following countries:

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Ethiopia
  • DR Congo
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Algeria,
  • Morocco
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Madagascar
  • Egypt.

How to Apply and win a Scholarship Abroad

Note: The Women Techsters Fellowship is a highly competitive program, admitting only the top 3% of applicants.

Fellowship Timeline

Here is the Timeline of the Application lifecycle

  • 1st Stage Applications – Feb to April 2022
  • First Stage screening – April 2022
  • Successful Applicants for 1st stage contacted – April 2022
  • 2nd Stage Applications – May 2022
  • Second stage screening – May 2022
  • Successful Applicants notification – May to June
  • Onboarding/Orientation for the class of 2023 – June 2022
  • Learning Commences – June 2022

Fellowship Duration

The Fellowship program will commence in May 2022 and will run for a 1-year period. The first 6 months is the virtual technical and soft skill training, and the last 6 months is dedicated to experiential learning (Internship) and mentorship.

The learning pathways for this training are:
1. Blockchain
2. Cybersecurity 
3. Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Engineering
4. Mixed Reality / 3D Animation
5. Mobile Applications Development
6. Product Design (UI/UX)
7. Product Management
8. Software Development

Kindly note that technical and soft skills are pre-requisite to accessing internship and mentorship opportunities on the Women Techsters Fellowship Program.

See Also: Google Summer of Code Internship Program 2022

How to Apply

Application Deadline

The deadline for this application is 17th April 2022.

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