Women's Technology Empowerment Centre

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The Women's Technology Empowerment Centre, often referred to as W.TEC, is a non-profit organization that focuses on empowering Nigerian women and girls through the use of technology.[1] It was founded in 2008 by Oreoluwa Lesi after noticing a gender gap in understanding of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) throughout Nigeria and other African countries.[2] Services and programs offered by W.TEC include mentoring, training in technology, technology camp, awareness campaigns, collaborative projects, and research and publication.[2][3] In 2017, Facebook partnered with W.TEC to take efforts toward improved Internet safety.[4]


  1. ^ Segun-Amao, Bimbola. "CPAfrica interviews Oreoluwa Somolu Lesi of Women's Technology Empowerment Centre". CPAFRICA. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Homawoo, Jemima. "EMPOWERING WOMEN IN STEM SERIES: Nigeria's Women's Technology Empowerment Centre". InStepp Incorporated. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  3. ^ Omeruo, Kenneth. "Women's Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) Nigeria Announces its 8th Girls Technology Camp for August 2015". TechTrendsng.com. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet". BusinessGhana. Retrieved 16 February 2017.

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