On Friday, February 28, 2020, the Women in Digital Skills 8.0 came to a successful end.
The week began with Monday’s class, providing further instruction regarding Blogging and its various useful applications. On Tuesday, the class was geared towards making “wireframe” website design sketches into reality by showcasing the various design options available in Google Sites.
Wednesday and Thursday class schedules were used as development time by the women to incorporate new features and add their final touches for their websites.
On Friday, each participant was allowed to present her website to the class, showcasing all the newly acquired skill sets.
It was a joy to see the women present their websites, which reflected the wide variety of interests held by them– with some women creating websites for their own existing businesses.
The websites ranged from kente cloth pre-orders, various catering operations, and even a nanny service.
An incredibly interesting website created by one of the women, highlighted the profitability of snail farming while providing useful tips for how to manage a snail farm. Another impressive website focused on women’s reproductive health issues, offering a digital destination for women to read engaging articles on women’s health and find the answers to questions regarding their own bodies.
After the presentations, the Soronko Academy trainers chose women from each class to be recipients of a special prize. The winners were determined based on the construction of their website, and the strength of their presentation. The choice was however made difficult due to a large number of incredible presentations.
There was a presentation of certificates to each participant followed by photography and a networking session.
We will miss all of the women who participated in this cohort and helped make it such an incredible place to learn!