46 Senegalese women trained in Android mobile applications development by women
As part of the program of the “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie” (OIF), and to promote the dissemination, development and appropriation of digital creation, a partnership was signed between OIF and Bokk Jang NGO to allow 46 female computer engineers to benefit from a national training program run 'for women and by women', on the development of Android mobile applications.
For Fatimata Seye Sylla, President of Bokk Jang NGO, with this partnership, the « Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie”, is in line with one of the missions of Bokk Jang which is to support education, training, Higher Education and Research through a specific program which to :
1 Contribute to the production of French digital content to meet community needs and reflect the cultural diversity of partners and beneficiaries.
2 Develop competencies in the field of information technology and communication (ICT);
3 Promote sustainable partnerships and / or multilateral networks, reflecting genuine dynamics of exchange, synergy and sharing of skills and expertise.
As a reminder, women and youth are at the heart of Bokk Jang activities, as the beneficiaries of our capacity building initiatives for full expression of human development. The partnership between the OIF and Bokk Jang is worthy of praise and comforts us in our mission.”
Two (2) training sessions of 10 days each, funded by “Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie” were offered to 46 Senegalese women. They were selected among 120 candidates involved in the promotion of ICT and primarily trained in computer applications development. Java, SQL and XML mastery was a pre-requisite. The training sessions took place from 14 to 28 of May 2014 at “Ecole Superieure Multinationale de Telecommunications” (ESMT) of Dakar.
The participants were divided in 9 working groups and developed 9 Android application projects
At the closing ceremony, 4 among the 9 projects developed by the participants were awarded a prize from OIF and all the 46 trainees received a participation certificate.
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Bokk - Jang Bokk Jeff (2B1) is a Non Government Organization created by professionals in Education, Vocational Training, Information and Communication Technologies, gender and development, to contribute to the economic and social development of Senegal and Africa in the information society.