Celebrating International Women’s day with a tech workshop

Leys international womens dayTo celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, girls and young women from the Leys CDI project took part in electronics workshop at Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

The workshop was run by Technology Will Save Us, included sessions on creating DIY kits and how to solder electronic components and circuits to create game consoles.

Giving girls and young women access to a field of knowledge that is traditionally male-dominated was a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day. Moreover, by giving our young residents skills in an area of expertise whose global importance is ever increasing will help to create real opportunities for them later in life.

The Leys CDI is also looking at ways of expanding the project beyond Oxford, to attract more girls from elsewhere, and possibly setting up a radio station.

For more information visit the Leys CDI website.