ALX Africa to Train 50,000 Women in Africa on Software Engineering

ALX Africa has announced its first dedicated Software Engineering cohort for women, enabling up to 50,000 women across Africa to acquire software engineering skills.

The cohort forms part of ALX’s WomXn and Tech initiative and was inspired by the United Nations IWD theme of DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality. This cohort will provide a launchpad for women to grow their careers.

Part of African Leadership International (ALI), ALX is a leading technology training provider that offers programmes to thousands of young people across Africa. It equips them with both the professional and technical skills that enable them to thrive in high-growth industries.

Thanks to its partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, ALX is offering sponsored placements to thousands of young women who meet the eligibility requirements for this programme.

“ALX knows that our collective future depends upon a female voice, a female brain, and her perspective in devising solutions for the world of tomorrow. Through ‘WomXn and Tech’, we are boldly proclaiming our call to action for women across the continent and the rest of the world to not just have a seat at the table, but to redesign the table. This 100% female software engineering cohort we are introducing helps to accomplish this,” says Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO of ALI.

Applications for the ALX Software Engineering intake for women ended yesterday. The programme will start on 27 March.

Silas Ugochi

Silas Ugochi is a Staff Writer and Content Creator at GetFundedAfrica. Ugochi is an educated content writer who relishes using her skills to help GetFundedAfrica's Media Team achieve the goal of sharing the success stories of African entrepreneurs. When she isn't writing articles, she can be found listening to music, reading, or DJing.

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