By Chiazo Ogbolu
The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) on Thursday said it would partner with Social Media Week (SMW) to present master classes on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fund raising.
The Communications Officer of W.TEC, Mr Adeyemi Odutola, in a statement in Lagos said the master classes would educate the public on all they needed to know about online fund raising.
“The Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos 2018 theme: ‘Closer’ will explore the intensifying conflict between community and individualism.
“The conversation will bring together a diversity of perspectives to discuss the most productive ways to harness these forces to drive innovation, improve consumer experiences and bring people together.
“Informed by the theme, DIY Fundraising will teach non profit, civil society actors, activists (and anyone with a cause) on how to raise funds through building a community of online and offline supporters.
“The class will review technology that helps to build and strengthen online communities of current and potential donors and supporters,’’ he said.
According to Odutola, the DIY Fund raising will take place on Feb. 27, in Lagos, as part of the larger Social Media Week conference hosted in 12 cities around the world.
“The event will join over 100 other keynotes, panels’ discussions, master classes, digital installations, co-working spaces, and networking events exploring a wide range of topics.
“It will include business, entertainment, education, technology and politics. It is free and open to the public,’’ he said.
W.TEC is an NGO working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology to empower themselves socially and economically.
It does this through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research.