Blockchain. Binance Charity and Women in Tech introduce rural women to technology

Blockchain. Binance Charity and Women in Tech launch free classes for women in rural communities.

Binance Charity and Women in Tech are conducting a blockchain training program for women from vulnerable communities in Brazil and Africa. Thus, 2,800 women will benefit from free courses designed by the two organizations to introduce them to technology.

Binance Charity, the philanthropic arm of cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure provider Binance, aims to provide more women with blockchain career opportunities.

The move comes after Binance found that the gender gap in technology has widened over the past four decades, with only one in five women working in the industry today. Nonetheless, the growth in the size of the global blockchain market, which is expected to grow from $ 2.93 billion in 2021 to around $ 200 billion by 2028.

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For its part, Women in Tech, as an international non-profit organization, is actively seeking to bridge this gap. With Binance, the organization’s ambition is to provide more women with blockchain career opportunities.

Binance Charity made an official donation of 250,000 BUSD to fund a six-month pilot project aimed at giving women the knowledge and skills to thrive in a blockchain and Web3 future.

“Binance believes that the future of cryptocurrencies must be built by everyone, not a few. So we are creating certified courses and removing financial barriers so that women, especially those from vulnerable communities, can study and train, ”said Helen Hai, Binance Vice President and Head of Binance Charity.

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“We believe education can truly transform lives,” adds Ayumi Moore Aoki, founder and CEO of Women in Tech. “Not only does it contribute to social justice, but above all, education helps to realize one’s full potential.

“It teaches skills and knowledge, fostering opportunities with lasting impact. We look forward to our partnership with Binance, making blockchain education accessible to all, especially women and girls who were previously disadvantaged.

Courses will be offered in classes of 25 to young women aged 15 to 25 by qualified trainers in person, online or in hybrid mode. Web3 courses will be designed by Binance Academy and adapted to the local context. The courses will include the fundamentals of cryptocurrency and blockchain, decentralization, Web3 and Metaverse. These courses will include skills such as web development, front-end development, full-stack development, and Blockchain modules. The first courses will begin in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa, next October.

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The Brazilian pilot program will take place in Morro dos Prazeres, Rio de Janeiro, for one of the first cohorts of 50 women, over the next five months another 300 women will be enrolled in the program across the country.

The South African pilot will take place in Cape Town at the Philippi Village Tech Hub in Philipp Township for another 50 women. Over the course of the six months, other programs will be launched in Zambia, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Burundi, Kenya, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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