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Women Passion Program (WOPA): Register now open for the third intake

Launched in March 2014, the Women Passion program (WOPA), is an experiential based learning program, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs and WeTech Global under the #40Forward initiative, that seeks to train up-to 100 women in programming and entrepreneurship skills.

Our mission is to foster the creation of women entrepreneurs that address the intersection of opportunities/problems in community with their passions and interests.

WOPA seeks to equip women and girls with skills in web programming and entrepreneurship. Each program is 12 weeks and participants receive training in Human Centered design, Lean startup methodology and web based programming languages.

Human centered design is an important component of the training within our program, as such, ladies under our Women passion program visit and interact with customers in their differnt groups.

In the previous cohort, the twenty five ladies (25) under our Women passion program spent the weekends of October 18th and 22nd november visiting and interacting with farmers in Matugga. Divided into five (5) groups, the ladies were able to cover more ground with the interviews.

We are excited to announce the third intake of the Women Passion program which will start on 12th January and end on 30th March 2015.

Are you (or someone you know) a woman/girl interested in computer-science related fields, and/or startup entrepreneurship?

We are now accepting applications to the third class of the Women Passion program (WOPA).

Apply now for the Women Passion program.

Who is eligible?

  1. Participants should be girls/women currently in their final year at University (undergraduate or postgraduate)/ are out of University
  2. Participants must be ready and willing to undergo a 12-week training undisturbed
  3. Participants can be from any discipline other than computer science.
  4. Girls/Women from other disciplines should demonstrate strong leadership potential or an entrepreneurial mindset in what they do.

All applications must be received by 6th January 2015 at 8.00 pm EAT.

Participation in the program is free of charge and all trainings take place at outbox, Kampala, Uganda

We will also consider a small number of girls/women from other disciplines, these should demonstrate strong leadership potential or an entrepreneurial mindset in what they do.

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