HelloWorldKids Organization is thrilled to partner with the professional program of TechWomen (http://www.techwomen.org), to launch a unique initiative in Jordan called MOBARMEJA.
MOBARMEJA 2014, is an initiative to teach the little girls how to program. This initiative is supported with an online community to feature success stories.
Hanan Khader, the founder of Hello World Kids Organization says: “Unfortunately, the majority of girls, and women in general don’t recognize their capabilities of being programmers, most of them think it is a male dominant field which they don’t dare to get into, which is untrue.
In the same time, there is a massive number of unemployed women, where programming is a skill that can generate revenue even if they work from home, according to the challenges women face in our country especially if they are married, or having kids.”
The partnership aims to create and spread the awareness in the society about Women in Technology, in addition to feature success stories and role models to inspire other girls about programming.
Hanan Khader, has been selected as one of TechWomen of Jordan in 2013. And today, she is giving back to her country, to girls and women, mentoring and encouraging them to change the world of tech in the future.
About TechWomen Program:
TechWomen is a professional mentorship and exchange program developed in response to President Obama’s efforts to strengthen relations between the United States and the Middle East and North Africa.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton first announced the TechWomen initiative on April 28, 2010 during President Obama’s Entrepreneurship Summit. In June 2011, TechWomen launched with 37 participants from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and the Palestinian Territories. In 2012, the program expanded to include women from Tunsia and Yemen. In 2013, the cohort doubled in size with the addition of women from Cameroon, Kenya, Libya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.