Girl child in technology program
TAGA is also focusing in technology to rescue a girl child by making all girls to have access to technology as a way to improve on their lives and creating jobs then seeking for jobs.
Urbanization and ICTs are two major agents of rapid change today. By 2050 it is estimated that 70% of the world population will be living in cities however some figures indicate that every week of the 3 million people moving to urban areas, 1 million end up living in slums and 55% of the slump population are women.
A focus on rural girl’s shows about 40% of the population in slums is under the age of 12. By 2030 approximate 1.5 billion girls will live in urban areas.
Cities represent a world of opportunities for rural girls and it means access to better education, employment, information but also escape from traditional practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM) or early marriage.
As access to mobile phones and the internet grow, information and communication technologies (ICTs) are playing an ever stronger role in efforts aimed at improving the lives of girls
In Uganda girls are however still lagging behind boys in terms of access to and use of ICTS. Barriers such as gender discrimination, lack of confidence, language difficulties, low literacy and lack of time and money continue to prevent girls and young women from taking full advantage of technology.