Which parts of Africa do you have your training programs?
Our training programs take two forms: fellowship and bootcamps. To be part of our fellowship, you’re not required to physically be at one of the countries where we have a physical presence as the entire learning program is online.
The bootcamp sessions are however a combination of on-site and online learning activities. Hence, it is required that you’re physically present in a country where we have a physical presence. Our bootcamps currently take place in Ghana.
How much does the training cost?
Prices of our bootcamps depend on the choice of course, duration and other factors. A typical 1-month bootcamp normally costs GHS500 ($100 for participants who are not based in Ghana). For bootcamps that are funded by our partners, participants will not be required to pay for tuition. They will however pay a registration fee of GHS150 ($50 for participants who are not based in Ghana) after being accepted.
The online fellowship comes at a fee of GHS800 ($200 for ladies who are not based in Ghana). However, we have scholarship opportunities. If interested in a scholarship, please indicate in your application.
What happens if I am unable to complete coursework?
When accepted, all participants are required to sign a class policy that explains the code of conduct for the bootcamp/fellowship. We would want everyone to benefit fully from this initiative and the completion of coursework is a requirement. In order to be a beneficiary of the other exciting opportunities we have for the ladies in our community, you have to meet all program requirements.
What do I do if I don't have a personal laptop?
We would be glad if you could make arrangements for a laptop for all sessions.
Is it compulsory to take part in community service projects?
The principal indicator of our success is impact. During your training, you will be placed into various groups to develop a solution that solves real problems in your community.
As part of the program, you’d also be involved in various outreach programs aimed at getting more women and girls interested in technology. This may include setting up coding clubs in basic schools, mentoring a younger girl, volunteering at other DiV programs and others.
What if I do not want to become a full-time developer?
That is totally fine. You can be a freelancer to work on projects part-time, build your portfolio and earn money. Our greatest joy would be to see our ladies being able to use technology to improve upon any industry they may find themselves in.
What happens to me after the training?
We will continue to be in touch with you even after the bootcamp/fellowship. There will be a number of follow-up sessions in the coming months to enable you sharpen your skills. We will also give you access to learning resources to support your professional development. Your mentor will still be in touch with you to support you. Based on your skill level and commitment, we are able to place you in roles in our partner tech companies.