Abuja Digital Summer Report 2017

The Annual Abuja Sumer Institute (ASI) for Young Women was an Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) and Women’s Rights Advancements and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) in collaboration with the African Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Everett Program, an Info Tech Social Entrepreneurial training organization from the University of California, Santa Cruz are starting an Annual Abuja Summer Institute (ASI) for Young Women.

The institute was designed to provide ICT training and marketable skills for young women from the NW and NE Zones, areas of Nigeria where opportunities are extremely limited. The curriculum will include training on blogging such as WordPress, the use of graphic apps for events, weddings, etc, digital video and photographic applications, mobile phone/GSM applications for micro-enterprises, and other applications. The Institute’s objective is to provide real world, practical training in ICT tools that will empower young women work in the ICT industry and to start Micro-enterprises that will add value to their communities. The long term goal is to boost northern women’s capacity to participate in and to grow northern economy.
The institute, which held in Abuja lasted for one week. A few scholarships were available for to cover accommodation and feeding for qualified young women from the North East and North East of Nigeria.

Cross section of High Table during the opening ceremony.
From left: Hajia Saudatu Mahdi of WRAPA, Y Z Yau of CITAD, Alhaji Tijani Tumsah of PCNI, Dr Kole Shettima of MacArthur Foundation, chair of the opening ceremony, Amal Hassan who told the success story, Christine Ongjoco from the Everett Programme at University of California, Santa Cruz and professor Paul Lubeck of John Hopkins University.

The Training
The training which started on 10th July, 2017 lasted for 6 days and was held at Yar’adua Centre, Abuja.
The training content includes use of mobile tab in the following area:
Graphic Design: Use of mobile app “Desyner” and “Logopit+” to create professional book covers, business cards, certificates, flyers and logos.
Film and Video Editing: Use of mobile app “Filmorgo” to capture and edit video with professional features.
Blogging: Use of mobile app “wordpress” to create blogging pages for personal and business purposes
Social Media: use of mobile social media apps Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for personal and business purposes.

Abuja Participants during training at Yar’adua Centre, Abuja

Abuja Participants during training at Yar’adua Centre, Abuja

List of Abuja Participants
SN Name
1. Fatima Salih Ahmad
2. Zahra Yunusa Ya’u
3. Fusam Shettima
4. Hauwa Alkali
5. Amina Muhammad Chadi
6. Hussaina Shehu Aliyu
7. Nuwama Ishaku
8. Salma Abdulwaheed
9. Hauwa Musa Abdullahi
10. Aisha Ismail Sada
11. Asmau Mustapha
12. Habiba Umar Balarabe
13. Husseina Bakori
14. Jamila Mohammed Dahiru
15. Oluwaseunnla P. A. Adelusi
16. Esther Ochuole Iyanya
17. Asma’u Kabir Ibrahim
18. Kaltumi Abdulazeez
19. Annah Elisha
20. Bilkisu Ibrahim Ammani
21. Halima S Olufadi
22. Oluchi Okpechi
23. Joy Theyra
24. Hauwa Umar
25. Hussaina Umayma Ahmed
26. Fatima Pindar
27. Akele Gem
28. Ruth Hussaina
29. Adidu Mary .A
30. Mahadiya Sadiq Iyal
31. Khadiza Shehu Mahadi
32. Egbe Veronica