Moringa School’s innovative model to deliver rapid technology skills programs not only provides students with increased employment opportunities, but also increases diversity in the technology industry, specifically for women. Our bootcamp can equip young women with the necessary proficiencies to compete in the new digital global economy. With this track record, Moringa School was contracted on a licensing basis by the World Bank Group to launch a women-centered Coding Bootcamp in Pakistan, providing both the preparatory course content and technical support for the launch and implementation of a women-centered coding bootcamp. The partnership extended from October 2017 to June 2018, and the specific Prep Bootcamp program ran from April to May 2018.
Overall, the project was a success, most significantly in terms of building relationships with local partners — government officials, technology companies and local instructors – and encouraging female talent in Pakistan’s tech industry. The WeCamp training program ran for six weeks with 24 students including 16 women attending the first day of class. In the six-week course, similar to our Moringa Prep course, our students were introduced to basic programming. At the end of the program, we had an average class performance of 84.14%, proving that the female-dominated class excelled in the field of software development and can further build their skills towards employment in the technology industry.