Women, Teens, and individuals who live in Rural Towns and Villages that are not densely populated like their city counterparts miss out on tech opportunities, education, and awareness that take place in the cities. If you run a quick google search for Hubs in Lagos, and Hubs in Ijebu, you would see the obvious difference, one has so many hubs and the other doesn’t.
Folks living in a lot of our rural towns and villages have little or no adequate access and exposure or guidance to Computer Technologies and their useful/positive advantages. This might in a way be due to the low purchasing power found in rural towns and villages making it unattractive for big tech businesses to set up tech hubs.
This is the gap we seek to bridge by setting up Uwani Hub in Ijebu-Imusin.
Teenagers in most public and sometimes even private primary and secondary schools in our rural towns and villages who are taught computer studies as a subject have majorly theoretical knowledge to show for it, hardly any practical is done in most of these schools. Some know how to be on Facebook because it is popular, and perhaps how to use WhatsApp, but that’s all tech they are familiar with.
They are not digital literate enough or lack the skills needed to be, to survive in our 21st-century digital world, neither are they in the know as to how tech tools and the internet can be leveraged upon to improve their soft and hard skills, aid their learnings, thus motivating their creative minds to be builders of technology.