Campaign Update

Empowering Rural Girls to Code

Adanna
Posted July 27, 2018 from Nigeria
Project Rural Girls Code

Rural Girls are more likely to be victims of early marriages and female genital mutilation than their urban counterparts. A lot of young girls in rural areas are prone to sexual abuse and domestic violence. Lack of education, poor security, high rate of crime and unemployment, and lack of access to technology tools pose a lot of threat to the lives of girls living in rural areas and disadvantaged communities. 

I am currently working on two projects to help girls living in rural areas and disadvantaged communities. They are: Project Rural Girls Code and iLearn Mob App.

With Nigeria listed as one of the poorest countries in the world, and over 80 million living below poverty line, hunger and poverty have remained high in many areas, with a lot of children out of school. Most girls living in rural areas come from poor family background and have no one to help them. 

Most of these girls living in rural areas are usually "pressurized" by families and relatives to start "looking for a husband" as soon as they finish secondary school (that is if they get to go to secondary school). In most cases, these girls look forward to getting married to a "rich man" and so have no desire to continue their education or learn a skill because they believe the man will shoulder all their responsibilities.

Project Rural Girls Code is designed to train girls aged 12 to 18 from rural areas and disadvantaged communities with digital and coding skills while iLearn Mob App is targeted at encouraging students aged 12 to 18 in secondary schools to tackle social problems in their communities using mobile applications. Mobile applications have become primary tools that we use daily in our personal and professional lives and play key roles in facilitating development in various areas in the society such as education, travel, security, business, entertainment, medical, finance, transportation and communication.

The project will involve organizing digital and coding workshops in various secondary schools in rural areas and partnering with nonprofit organizations involved in gender equality, poverty reduction and job creation.  Personal self development training and mentoring will also be incorporated into these projects and these will also encourage the girls to learn how to develop their problem solving skills.

 I believe girls and women are great catalysts for development and the saying that "If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a nation.”

I want to reach out to girls in rural areas and encourage them to not let their background deter them from striving for greatness. Empowering rural girls will not only make a difference in their lives but also their families, country and the world at large.

If you wish to support any of the projects above, please send an email to: writetousinspireit@gmail.com

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Jane Frances Mufua
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Hello Adanna,

You have taken the right track. The only way to overcome poverty amongst  women and girls is to get them educated. Thanks for being conscious of this and the steps you are taking will certainly yield fruits. 

Adanna
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Dear Jane,

Thank you for the encouragement.

I appreciate sis!

Love,

Adanna

jlanghus
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 27, 2018

Hi Adanna, Thanks for the update on your two, current projects. I love the sound of both of them. Let me know if I can help out in any way, other than financial, that is. Unfortunately, I don't have any funds to give, but I have a lot of love and skills:-) Hope you have a great day!

Adanna
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Hi Jill,

I really do appreciate you and your support, you are beautiful!

I would love to have you speak during one of our workshop. I will keep you updated when it is time. 

Thank you so much Jill.

Hope you have a great day too.

e-hug,

Adanna

jlanghus
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Hi there:-)

Thanks. You are, too! Okay. Looking forward to it:) You're very welcome.  

Sophie Ngassa
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 31, 2018

Dear sister and collaborator, we are is this struggle together. I am ready to help you with virtual mentoring. You are the light for these girls, so never give up.

Adanna
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

My Sister,

You are a beacon of hope and I am glad we are in this together.

Love,

Adanna

Tarke Edith
Jul 28, 2018
Jul 28, 2018

Hi Adanna thank for the iniciative keep up sister

Adanna
Jul 30, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Thank you for your encouragement Edith.

Love,

Adanna

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

Dear Adanna

I love your passion and determination for the girl child education. It not easy being a girl in a judgemental world and your not educated.  I love the apps and would love to follow your updates on social media and spread the word for you. 

Keep shining that light and fighting for the girl child. Always be blessed. 

Adanna
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

Dear Anita,

Spreading the word for me would mean a lot sis. I really appreciate!

Thank you for your words of encouragement sis, it means a lot!

Love,

Adanna

Dr. Romie Mushtaq
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

Good morning from the US Adanna,  I want to thank you for taking time and making an effort to speak to us virtually at board meeting today.  I hold the intention that all of your efforts to empower your fellow sisters in Nigeria and on World Pulse are uplifted.  It is outstanding that you are focused on STEM - a clear path to help girls and women thrive.  I see you.  I hear you.  I believe in you.  Love, Dr. Romie

Adanna
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 03, 2018

Thank you for believing in me and for your words of encouragement Dr Romie. 

I am glad to have met amazing women like you through this platform.

Love,

Adanna

kyla
Aug 04, 2018
Aug 04, 2018

Hi Adanna, It's great to hear about the important work you are doing. I think it is fantastic for girls to be encouraged to get more involved in all forms of technology. I found a couple of sites I thought you might want to sign up to if you aren't already connected to them, as they may be able to help you with access to resources. If you find these helpful and want me to look for others, let me know.

https://www.womenwhocode.com/

https://www.womentechmakers.com/

Adanna
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018

Dear Kyla,

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the links you sent. 

I sent you a message inbox, please check.

Love,

Adanna

Ndimofor Aretas
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 12, 2018

Dear Adanna,

You are really an inspiration to your community.  Thank you for the good work you have been doing and I pray that God should grant to you the strength and the wisdom to complete the projects you are embarking on.

I will also be able to offer some non-financial support during the project if ever you should have the need.

Best wishes.

Adanna
Aug 13, 2018
Aug 13, 2018

Dear Ndimofor,

Thank you for the encouragement.

Yes, I would really appreciate your support. I will let you know when it is time.

Thank you again.

Best,

Adanna

ARREY - ECHI
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

Empower a girl, especially a rural girl and you empower the community and the world at large. All the very best in all you do, Adanna Love, Arrey