If you’re ready to live a life set on your own terms
WITU is ready to give you the tools.
Let’s make it happen.
Your opportunity through WITU is supported by 3 Keystone Concepts:
Uganda is the epicenter of WITU’s movement. Why? Data analysis of Uganda’s population points to the limitless potential of its people.
Here’s what I mean…
- As of 2018, more than 50% of Ugandan people were between 15 to 29 years old. That’s a HUGE eligible workforce.
- An incredible 78% of those who leave primary school do not pursue a higher education. This means the substantial eligible workforce is not being tapped.
- At that rate, by 2030, more than 50% of youth will lack necessary skills to compete in the global digital revolution.
What’s more, the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic have been catastrophic, disproportionately affecting young women in underserved communities.
WITU has developed a strategic model, with advanced networking tools, to tap into Uganda’s female workforce. Because we’re ready to invigorate these numbers and establish Uganda’s seat at the global tech table. And the women of Uganda have the tenacity to make all of the difference.
The mastery of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and ICT (information and communication technology) plays a vital role in the current digital economy.
Yet, only 30% of the female student population worldwide choose STEM-related fields of study…
And only 3% of annual ICT graduates are women.
It’s time for women to find equal representation in the advancing tech industry.
It’s time for women to be major players in the global economy.
Let’s get to work, together.
Let’s imagine a Uganda where young women can participate in the global digital revolution. What could it look like?
It would bring financial stability, a more fulfilling future for Ugandan families. It could reduce the gender wage gap, boost cumulative earnings.
On a large scale, foster economic prevalence for Uganda itself.
There is a great appetite within WITU target groups to learn STEM skills and gain industry
insights. These women are hungry for opportunity and for success. And they are the future of Uganda.
WITU programs distinguish young women and girls for their talents in tech. We equip them
with tools for their success and provide continual professional support.
We envision an empowered Uganda. Will you be a part of the movement?