About us

Founded in 2014, WITU is a non-profit started by women for women. The goal of the organization is to transform the lives of women and girls from underserved communities into successful technologists and entrepreneurs. We achieve this through carefully working with communities and their people to bring lasting change.

Started in Kampala with 2 computers and 7 participants, WITU has grown into a national non profit reaching over 35 districts across the country, working with at least 6000 young girls and women annually and supporting then to get into gainful and dignifies work  either through connection to job opportunities or support to start a business.

The WITU network comprises tech professionals, women business owners and experts in different fields across Uganda.  WITU’s programs are developed together with the participants and industry leaders to ensure they are relevant and we leverage technology to deliver our programs. Through a carefully structured programme of education, mentoring and practical financial support we intend to level the gender gap and economic imbalance for long term growth and stability. By 2026, we will have positively impacted the lives of 50,000 women and girls giving them the means to establish financial independence and personal growth.

Our vision

To improve the lives and futures of African females through technological & economic equality

Our Mission

To contribute to the economic growth and gender equality in Africa through skills development and Innovation, encouraging entrepreneurship and unlocking opportunities for women.

Core Values

  • Innovation
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Quality assurance
  • Young women-centered
BARBARA B. MUTABAZI
CEO & FOUNDER

Message from the CEO

“We believe that young women’s social and economic empowerment has the power to end poverty in Africa and around the world. We also believe that STEM is one of the
major keys to unlocking the power in each and every young girl and woman to solve social and economic challenges in society . A future where equal rights and equality are not myths, One where she has the power to contribute to family decisions and income, One where she has knowledge, power and control over her body and wellbeing. One where girls get quality education and change communities.

STEM education, leadership and entrepreneurship education are some of the ways WITU is putting power in the hands of a girl and young woman.

We believe it’s possible to achieve a world where women are equally contributing to STEM development, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. When girls and young women are taught practical STEM education, it unlocks the power in her to change communities.

Our Approach

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Maximize the long term success of female entrepreneurs

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Unlock access to digital work opportunities for women

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Contribute to tech gender equality in the
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