Opening up the tech space for girls in Samburu
I have witnessed first-hand the struggles that girls have faced in accessing higher education… What excites me is seeing that I can make a positive contribution to the lives of those around me.”Janet Leparteleg, 2018 Fellowship Alumna, Kenya
Janet Leparteleg, 2018 Fellowship Alumna from Kenya, founded Butterfly Techies, a community-based organization in Samburu which trains girls to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related subjects and eventually careers.
Seeing few women in her community taking up STEM careers inspired Janet to introduce girls to STEM concepts early and get them interested in the field. Learn more about her work in this article from Citizen TV.