Our story is quite interesting and full of twists. What started out as an office space turned out to be a hub used to empower young people who are curious about tech.
About Uwani Foundation
We are a non profit that works to teach and inspire young people to be prosumers of technology that will aid in solving societal problems through the funding of ICT training and programmes. We are duly registered as a non-stock corporation in the state of Delaware, USA. #UwaniHub.
There is a popular adage that says “there is no smoke without fire”. We are here because we want to solve a problem. You may ask, so what exactly is the problem? Click here to read.
In line with one of the targets of SDGs Goal No 5, our mission is to achieve Gender Equality by promoting and supporting the use of information and communication technologies to empower women and girls.
Our vision is to facilitate the creation of hubs in different rural townships, hubs set up to explore and equip individuals with digital skills. Hubs set up to provide a safe and conducive environment for girls and women to do tech. They will be introduced to technology history, trends, software development, robotics, graphics and character development.
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About Our Founder, Mary Job
Our story would not be complete without telling you a bit of her background story and why she started Uwani Foundation. Click here to read.
Our Team – The #Uwani Family
She is a writer, an expert googler, a teacher and an open source advocate. She is passionate about girl-child education and she believes technology can help bridge the gap in rural communities.
She is a mother, mobile and web application developer, blogger, writer [when there's extra time 🙁 ], and natural hair rocker.
He is a creative writer, photography enthusiast and traveler. He enjoys viewing the world through his Lens, iPad and iPhone.
Fondly called Strokes by all. He is a Graphics Designer, Writer, Illustrator and Creative Designer. You can reach him on his Instagram page.
How Do You Tech
HdyTech is an ed-tech firm curating human verified and useful answers to problems and challenges in tech for Nigerians and Kenyans. They build & teach individuals and companies about using digital platforms to turn profit.
Geobajas Hotel opened in December 2002, has been providing accommodation and restaurant services to visitors and guests in its community. Without them, our hub will not exist as they are kind enough to offer us a space to use for our activities.
EQUALS Digital Skills Fund
One of the key goals of the EQUALS Digital Skills Fund created by the German Development Foundation is to facilitate appropriate digital skills training for up to 10,000 women and girls which includes the use of technology for social change and entrepreneurship. The fund is administered in partnership with the World Wide Web Foundation, established in 2009 by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee to advance the open web as a public good and a basic right. They are an independent, international organisation fighting for digital equality — a world where everyone can access the web and use it to improve their lives.