In line with its policy of empowering women, offering them tools for the development of skills and their integration into the labour market, Vodacom last week launched a scholarship programme for young Mozambican women interested in careers in Information and Communication Technologies.
As part of the mobile operator’s social investment strategy, the initiative will be developed in partnership with a specialised global provider, thereby guaranteeing the highest quality standards and opportunities for future recognition of this training.
“This program is part of the Vodacom ‘Faz Crescer’ initiative, which aims to contribute to improving access to information and the quality of education in the country, and is yet another way we have found to promote digital inclusion and strengthen digital skills and technologies of our youth, increasing their employment or self-employment opportunities. Above all, it is a programme that specifically responds to our objective of increasing female participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) areas,” Executive Director of External Relations at Vodacom, Lara Narcy, said about the programme.
In the first phase, 60 scholarships in the areas of Business Analytics and Digital Marketing will be awarded to women. To access this opportunity, candidates must be female, of Mozambican nationality, aged between 20 and 35, and have a good knowledge of the English language, an essential condition for a technological or digital career today. Applications may be submitted from June 20th to July 20th through the channels to be made available by the operator on its electronic platforms.
The courses will last four months, with the start of training scheduled for August of this year. At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate.
Vodacom also sees the initiative as a way of understanding the demand, particularly among women and young adults in general, for this type of courses and training, allowing better decision-making on this type of initiative going forward.