Soroca Joins GirlsGoIT Network
Soroca will pilot its first activities along with the other 11 network in promoting IT opportunities in high school and organise the 4-week spring boot camp on front-end web development. The opening of GirlsGoIT in Soroca was inspired and led by Dean Vallejo, a Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Soroca at the Business Incubator.
Dean has 25 years experience in the technology sector and he is inspired to transfer current technology skills to kids, especially girls in Soroca. Dean has initiatied “Gigabytes for Girls" under Peace Corps - Let Girls Learn program
“Gender roles in Moldova are different from other countries and places i have been and familiar with. There is zero tech opportunities in Soroca, since i have been serving here for 2 years now. A lot of girls here in Soroca are interested in technology but no access is made to encourage them in the domain. This is why my primary focus for Soroca with the incubator is to create an environment for young girls to learn about business and career opportunities, specifically in the information and technology. A co-working space with 8 computers and a projector will be created by Women’s Central Region for Business in Soroca at the business incubator."
Rodica and Eugenia are 10th grade students at the “Liceul Teoretic Petru Rares” and have taken the lead to become ambassadors of GirlsGoIT in Soroca.
“In my high school, we mostly study history and other social subjects, it is now getting boring for me and i guess for other students. When it comes to mathematics, it is hard for me to learn but i am not giving up on the subject, in fact, i am learning Pascal more and more. It is very interesting to learn about IT (information technology) because there are more chances to get a good a job. People, especially girls have more chances in the IT than other sector”.
“I like informatics and i have decided to study at the UTM - Technical University. In my high-school, I learn about history, languages and its getting boring. With GirlsGoIT, I want to improve my English speaking skills and meet people, especially girls who are interested in technology.”