Girls Coding Kosova purpose is to encourage women to reach full academic and professional potential in technical fields.
The idea to create Girls Coding Kosova came after statistics showed a huge discrepancy between men and boys in one hand and girls and women in the other in the IT sector in Kosovo. It is estimated that only around 20% of those employed in this sector are girls and women. This low percentage is a result of many difficulties and barriers girls and women face before and after deciding to study or work in this sector. A widely held prejudice against girls in programming or coding hinders the progress of girls in IT and ultimately leads to a disappointing 20%. Knowing that girls have much more potential ready to be harvested for the good of the society, Girls Coding Kosova was created to help uncover that potential and direct it towards social benefit.
Girls Coding Kosova mission is to reach out to the community by organizing different activities that will encourage and empower girls to start a lifelong process of developing in them a true love for technology and a self-confidence that comes from understanding the greatest tools of the 21st century.
Our main goals are:
– Increase the number of interested women in technology/programming
– Expand number of women to consider programming as an academic profession
– Increase the number of entrepreneurial women in innovative fields using coding and programming
– Encourage young girls to start earlier practicing programming
We were cooperating with GCK during Ministry of Data.