Four female computer engineers in Senegal have joined forces to open up the country’s first technology hub run by and for women. 

“We want to be a role model for girls and for women in tech. They think it’s just for men,” says 26-year-old Awa Caba, a specialist app designer and co-founder of Jjiguene Tech Hub. She and her colleagues offer free IT training and programming courses to women and girls. 

To further help the young women go on to thrive in Senegal’s IT sector, the staff also provide coaching for confidence. Such has been the popularity of the hub that the number of women attending on a regular basis has grown from four to 65 in under two years.

Read more via BBC News.