Read, Write and participate on the web
Mozilla in the Gambia
Mozilla Club was preceded by Juma Baldeh, which was founded in August 2016 with the aim to support, mentor and inspire the enthusiastic girls who wants to read, write and participate on the web. (Web literacy)
The program has had a lot of success so far! As of September 2016.
The club has 5 to 15 members , and sessions are supported by 3 to 4 volunteers. They welcome a diverse audience, including adults, young professionals and youths under the age of 18.
Juma Baldeh is a Product Engineer at InSIST Global, a software development Company in the Gambia and has a BSc in Information Systems from the University of the Gambia. She is the founder of HackathonGirls Club, Banjul where she works to empower and encourage more females into the field of technology to break the stereotype most girls face in their communities.
Juma is also the club captain of Mozilla club of HackahonGirls, Banjul and her ambition is to see girls doing software engineering in her community and getting the tech jobs of their desires.
What does Mozilla Club look like?
We use the American corner which is a small, American-style library created to help increase mutual understanding between Gambia and the United States by making available information about America in a variety of formats.
We don’t have any sponsors for now but we are hoping to have that. We train our learners to be knowledgeable in 4 areas such as: Java, Web Programming, Research and Networking, basically reading, writing and participating on the web.
These learners will represent us in different competitions, related to this areas. We have weekly training and special events if we have sponsors.
Mozilla Clubs are a global network of community members that share Mozilla’s mission to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. Mozilla provides free training and resources to help clubs succeed and grow digital literacy in community spaces. Mozilla Clubs
These are a group of young dynamic minds that are already in IT, who works together to empower and encourage more females into the field of technology to break the stereotype most girls face in their communities. They also work on the skills they already have by learning from each other and improving in their IT skills such as programming etc, likewise embark and involve in IT projects