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  • YCDI Girls in ICT 2021: #iamWITy Coverage

    Originally published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by The Jamaica Gleaner Youth Can Do IT (YCDI) marked Girls in ICT Day 2021 with the second staging of their two-day virtual event #iamWITy (I am woman in technology). High school and university students and working professionals in attendance were educated, empowered and encouraged to take up space as women in technology. Sponsored by NCB Foundation, Microsoft Caribbean and Jamaica Technology and Digital Alliance (JTDA), the event was held from April 22 to 23 under the theme 'Amplify your story: What will you create '. International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated worldwide, annually, on the last Thursday of April, with the goal of “creating a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies”. Minister of Education, Youth and Information Fayval Williams and Lieutenant Colonel Godphey Sterling, head of Jamaica Cyber Incident Response Team at the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology reaffirmed their commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and urged companies to create a pipeline for women entering the industry. Keynote speaker for day one, Sheree Martin, head of retail banking at NCB, encouraged participants to adopt the right “heart set”. Dr Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code, challenged the audience to close the widening gender gap in tech. The daily workshops provided participants with hands-on opportunities to learn invaluable skills from leading experts in the field. Topics included: Storytelling with Data from Raquel Seville, CEO of BI Brainz; Cybersecurity with Dr Moniphia Hewling, CEO of eMRock Online; User Experience from the JTDA IEEE group; Marketing and Branding with Kadia Francis, founder of the Digital Jamaica Platform; and Monique McIntosh, co-founder of Digital Disruption Agency; Agile Leadership with Nicole Safley from Elevate Agility; and Data, Artificial Intelligence and Coding from the Microsoft team of Iasia Brown, Jasmine Greenaway and Adriana Menedez. Read Full Article on The Jamaica Gleaner

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  • Home | Youth Can Do IT (YCDI) | Empowering Youth Through Technology

    We're here to empower a generation of creators to be change agents in their lives, community and the world. Our Story Youth Can Do I.T. (YCDI) is a youth empowerment organization was founded by Lianne McNaughton in 2016 and based in Kingston, Jamaica. The mission of YCDI is to empower youth through skill-building, self actualizing programmes that prepare them for the jobs of the future. ​ Learn more about Our Story here. Our Vision Our Vision is to empower a generation of creators to be change agents in their lives, community and the world. Our Impact 2,000+ Youth engaged in our events (school tours, career days, conferences) 500+ Youth participated in one of our programmes (DLD, Summer Camp, Mentorship, Workshops) 30+ Youth employed as a result of their engagement with YCDI Our Programs We provide engaging, educational and empowering programs and experiences that will equip the participants with the skillset and the mindset for the digital world. ​ Learn more about Our Programs here. No upcoming events at the moment Our Success Stories RUTH-ANN ARMSTRONG I would 100% recommend attending these workshops to anyone interested in web development, and I definitely plan to attend more in the future. You could attend with absolutely zero prior knowledge of web development, and leave having successfully made your first website. Learning web development has exposed me to a bunch of new opportunities, and I'm grateful to Youth Can Do I.T. for getting me started. CEEJAY McCALLA The workshops at YCDI has been truly inspiring. Through this initiative I have been briefed on the development of websites and coding, which has captivated my interest. I now try to code on my own as a hobby and try to learn new skills in coding. Also, I am now considering the idea of undertaking a career in programming and website development, after being exposed by YCDI to this fun career path. SUDDENE STONE The entire workshop was really amazing as it helped me to understand a topic I was just starting in school, Ms. Lianne made the activities very captivating and worthwhile, and I had fun while learning. Thank you YCDI and Dream Jamaica for giving me the opportunity to be apart of the activity. Our Community Outreach Digital Learning Day DLD affords a great experience for all the tech and non-tech persons to learn something new. The target group is Grade 4-6 students and High Schoolers that come and learn how to program your own game or robot and to code their first website respectively. Read More Mentorship Women's Mentorship Our aim is to provide the young girls with role models, teach them the skills they will need, encourage them, and show them that tech careers will help change the world for the better. Read More Mobilization Ambassador Progrm The YCDI Ambassador program is a network of passionate students and young professionals who are dedicated to using technology and strengths based initiatives to empower the youth. Read More See All Programs Our Blog YCDI Girls in ICT 2021: #iamWITy Coverage 0 Write a comment This is not a blog 😟😞 SO guys you know that I always write on the blog but during the past month me and my mom have been back to school shopping so now that... 12 Write a comment HASCHAK SISTERS 8 Write a comment 1

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  • Review of the #iamWITy conference.

    The YCDI organization held a two-day conference for young people both in high school and universities to celebrate the women in tech across the globe. I'd like to say that this conferencing was more than just wonderful, it was beyond inspirational😍. I am glad I got the chance to capitalize on this opportunity and being able to hear from so many women in tech. Thank you YCDI! Can't wait for next year!🤗

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