Ms. Mercy Kwambai recounts how the Miss.Africa Seed Fund Sponsorship enabled her attain one of her dream and greatest goal in her ICT career.
My name is Mercy Kwambai, a second year student at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
I was a lucky to be a beneficiary of eMobilis mobile App training sponsored by Miss.Africa Seed Funding.
I would like to thank Miss.Africa for the opportunity to learn and be challenged in my knowledge and development skills.
I had always wanted to attend eMobilis to do the course but lacked funds to facilitate my training. When the opportunity came I was excited. I cannot thank the Miss.Africa Team enough for the chance I got.
At the training, I was able to learn web programming and mobile software development which enabled me develop an interest in mobile development industry, which I am currently dedicated into.
I got a chance to understand all the basic and the core skills required for one to be an android developer.
Besides gaining the knowledge, I felt challenged of the involvement of women in technology through the opportunity. I as well got a chance to learn and draw inspiration from one of the speakers, Mercy Orangi of Google Kenya, who attended our sessions in class. Her talk inspired me and I am always encouraged to do my best as a woman in technology.
The future of women in technology in Africa is promising.
More and more women need to be supported and encouraged to pursue technical fields. To other girls who would want to venture into ICT Careers: “You would not want to miss out on this chance to make a change in the world”
Miss.Africa Voices is a regular online journal that presents women in tech experiences, opinions and observations. These stories come from DotConnectAfrica Internship Alumni and other Women who are leading the tech-preneurship fronts in their own ecosystems. The Miss.Africa Voices also serves to encourage more girls & women to get involved in STEM careers through our Miss.Africa Digital Program.