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U.S. Embassy announces Skill-building Program for Indian Women

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 25, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on July 30, 2019
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The grant program “Hands on the Future: A Making and Computer Coding Skill-building Program for Women” aims to support the U.S. Embassy’s goal of promoting technology innovation and entrepreneurship for inclusive economic growth and development in India.

The grantee will:
1. Produce a needs assessment report of the making/computer coding ecosystems in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai, determining where there are gap areas for free/low-cost making/computer coding skills development training for the target audience;
2. Select near 30 participants in each city, as well as a minimum of one course facilitator per city, develop, and execute a series of 4 intensive classes at American Centers in the 4 cities.
3. Informed by the needs assessment, create a written making/coding curriculum for each city that addresses the highest priority needs.

These 4 initial courses in each city are a means of further honing in on the needs and behaviors of our target audience of young women.

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We welcome existing curricula that to which applicants may have access, and we also can assist in connecting the grantee with existing suitable course curricula.

Award Ceiling: US$36,000 / Floor: US$25,000

Eligibility: non-profit, NGOs

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Jill Langhus
Jul 26, 2019
Jul 26, 2019

Thanks, Ana.

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

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