World Computer Exchange seeks teachers with students in Africa, USA, Asia, Canada, Europe, or Australia to form pairs of one African teacher and one non-African teacher with students of similar ages to co-develop a draft teacher resource to help them inspire female students to pursue careers in technology.
This resource you begin to co-develop can be: an app or game, a creative use of social media, an on-line student-learning project, professional development for teachers, and educational materials or curriculum modules to be loaded on the computers we ship.
In addition to a teacher colleague we are also providing an on-line tech mentor and some resource material we have gathered. During the school year beginning in September 2017, we will also provide a financial stipend to 4 African teachers who begin an after school tech club for girls in their schools.
This is part of our Inspire Girls that we are beginning to develop with schools, universities, and businesses in the 9 African countries where we have Field Associates: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
After the initial co-development, the teacher resources will be field tested in a few schools in each participating African country and then rolled out to hundreds of African schools and universities as well as in other English and French speaking developing countries.
Our Puerto Rico Chapter is leading similar work for Latin Countries.
If you are interested in helping, please contact InspireGirls@WorldComputerExchange.org.