Students from Lofentse Girls High School took part in a DigiGirlz Programme at the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre on Friday, where they received the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.
Female guest speakers motivated the girls before they had a chance to try their skills in coding and programming, with Ntobela Botle feeling most inspired by the female Microsoft employees, who are making headway in a male dominated industry.
“The day was very beneficial as we were taught about computer science and its advantages. The programme helped us realise that there are many careers in IT that are available to us. The most encouraging thing for me was the time spent with the motivational speakers who understand how tough it is for a young woman to compete and be recognised in a very tough industry.”
For more information on the DigiGirlz Program, and other such initiatives contact the Orlando Pirates Learning Centre on 011 935 5296.