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The first GirlsGoIT Bootcamp was launched in Bender,
Republic of Moldova

May 16 2018

The accelerated dynamics of social change has created a favorable environment for the development of the information industry, increasing labor market demand in this area and the necessity to encourage gender equality in this field, which is why the Lithuanian Development Cooperation provides support for the GirlsGoIT Bootcamp in Bender.

The program runs from May to June 2018 (5 weeks), focusing on web development. Once a week the participants will meet and have sessions on web-development front-end being guided by the mentors. In the end, each participant will be able to develop a personal web application. 9 girls aged between 15 and 20 years old have chosen to participate to experience STEM trainings.

Participants will have the opportunity to:
* Get to know other girls who are passionate about STEM;
* Understand what front-end web programming requires;
* Interact with the GirlsGoIT trainers team for technology guidance.

On Sunday, May 13, the first session, out of the five scheduled, was held. The session started with a short presentation of the GirlsGoIT program and opportunities that the GirlsGoIT community offers to young women from the Republic of Moldova.

The workshop continued with training sessions on how the Internet works and how users get the requested information, and also about the HTML 5 markup language.

“I have received a great satisfaction from this meeting. I learned more about IT, creating a vision for my future career choice,”

said Ana, a participant.
“GirlsGoIT team came up with a strong message on information technologies. Trainers have not hesitated to explain every detail to us,”

said Ecaterina, a participant.

Bootcamp's goal is to encourage girls from regions to use IT technologies and is an integral part of the GirlsGoIT program, implemented by TEKEDU.

The project GirlsGoIT is intended to empower young women and girls from Moldova in and through technologies. The project is partly financed by the funds of the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.