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Nigerian launches global women mentoring project

In a bid to help young women harness their potentials and achieve their set goals, London based Nigerian Information Technology professional, Ms Adanna Ononiwu, has launched a global mentoring project for young girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), ITRealms authoritatively gathered.

The project tagged InspireIT, in a statement made available to journalists recently, is a free online project aimed at empowering young girls and women to enable them choose their careers properly and achieve their career goals

“The project is aimed at young girls and women. It’s a program where experts in STEM can mentor these women to enable them harness their potentials. It will be mostly done via online (emails and skype)”, the Information Technology graduate of Anglia Ruskin University – Chelmsford, London and Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria said.  

According to Ononiwu, the project will give young girls and women the opportunity to participate in an online mentoring programme that will guide them to achieve their target goals.

“This is a new project recently launched this month and it is aimed at encouraging our young girls and women in STEM. Through this project, they will be able to have one on one interaction with their mentors mostly online and ask questions about their subject areas as it relates to the ‘real world’.
“If most young girls and women in STEM are mentored, I believe they will be able to choose their careers properly and achieve their career goals,” Adanna said.

The InspireIT mentors are professionals drawn from a variety of fields of STEM from different countries across the globe.

ITRealms gathered that the STEM online mentoring project is run by Nuecla Services, an IT consulting agency affiliated to Nuecla Services Limited UK.

Ms Ononiwu, who is a blogger, took to her blog to announce the kick off of the project thus:

“Hi All,
I have officially started my free mentoring project titled 'InspireIT' for young girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for interested girls and women”.

Already, online forms have been created for intending mentors and mentees to fill and participate in the project.
For young girls who wish to join the mentoring programme, the link, she said is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1hu8AyqZfWeq5pK_g793Pb1V5Cn-tPSCnYwFa4y7ja_8/viewform while for professionals who wish to be mentors can register online using the link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OFFl7xRXIEcQ6IRxNMJqQxwuLK7QvoyxQptzUhQo9Ns/viewform.

Chukwudi Obi

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