Machakos, Kenya- Microsoft Corporation employees marked this year’s International Women’s Day eve by holding the 4th Edition of Microsoft’s ICT Day for girls dubbed “DigiGirlz”, in Machakos County, Kenya. The one day ICT workshop will be hosted in partnership with; I Choose Life Africa, Craft Silicon Foundation and Techno Brain Limited.
The initiative is a Global Microsoft YouthSpark Program for young women to build a pipeline of future workers ready for the challenges of the global economy. It gives high school girls the opportunity to interact with female Microsoft employees to gain exposure to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as well as participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops. Locally, it is executed by Microsoft employees as part of the company’s Employee Volunteer Program (EVP). To date, it has seen over 750 girls from schools within Nairobi County benefit from the program.