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High school girls own the IT sector through DigiGirlz National Camp

Written by FDM

“DigiGirlz Morocco” program has rewarded on January 23rd, in Rabat, high school girls who have developed interesting digital apps. A department that is often dominated by men.

40 Moroccan women (aged 15 to 18) have developed 15 IT projects at DigiGirlz National Camp. Among them were some innovative mobile applications, websites or electronic games. An event organized from 20 to 22 January by the Anoual association, the US Embassy and Microsoft Morocco for young girls.

The first prize went to two girls from Omar Al Khayam high school in Rabat and their project “Centrip”, a mobile app that allows to manage a budget to organize trips across Africa. The second prize went to the “Fun learning” project, initiated by young Kenitra girls, which facilitates the learning of lessons through an app. Finally, the third prize was awarded to two high school girls from the city of Tata who created “Akka”, an website that allows young people  to target their skills and find a job in their city.

This camp aims to inspire high school girls to continue their studies in the fields of STEM (Science, technology , engineering and mathematics) by interacting with employees at Microsoft and its partners, but also by attending a session around computing and technology.

During the DigiGirlz National Camp, the girls participated in various workshops – such as “Education and Career”, “How could the mindset help unlock the potential? Or “How to take my project to the next step? – before receiving a training on their own project.

“We are both delighted and excited that the DigiGirlz program could have contributed to simple ideas becoming structured projects,” said Safaa Ouchen, coordinator of DigiGirlz Morocco-Anoual Association.