25 Apr Team Vanuatu 2017
Posted at 12:20h in 2017 Nations
Vanuatu lacks information communication technology training to empower girls ages 11-15 to use technology to become leaders in the ICT field.
In November 2014, a committee comprised of public and private partnerships was formed to create the first annual five day SMART Sistas ICT Camp for ten girls to empower them to pursue educational opportunities in the ICT field. The first camp has been hosted in Port Vila during the week of May 16-20, 2016 and it was a success; three of the girls and a mentor will represent Vanuatu to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global robotic challenge that will take place at the Constitutional Hall in Washington, D.C., 16-18 July 2017, with over 160 countries.