Young Girls & Women in Towns do not have adequate exposure to the Internet, Information and Communication Technologies because of its low population when compared to cities. The purchasing power in towns is usually lower than cities hence big tech businesses might be hesitant about setting up tech hubs in these towns.
It is not news that Lagos is a thriving big tech city with so many activities buzzing from one end to the other, a lot of tech hubs have sprung up and co-work spaces to support people in Tech is the new best thing. However, what happens to the people who live in other towns and villages outside Lagos and in other states?
The main problem in these regions can be traced to lack of infrastructures that can support economic growth and lack of awareness of what they could do with computer technologies and the web.
Those in high school who are taught computer studies as a subject have majorly theoretical knowledge to show for it. Some know how to be on Facebook, how to use WhatsApp, but that’s all to it, they are not digital literate enough or lack the skills needed to be, neither are they in the know as to how ICT can be leveraged upon to improve their knowledge, thus improving their lives.
These group of people need enlightenment on the usefulness of computer softwares for consumers and beyond that to the point where they can be prosumers of technology. We have been consumers of technology for far too long, we need to take steps to be prosumers and it starts now.