Safaricom to hire more female interns'

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Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya formed in 1997 has announced plans to recruit 62 interns as part of its annual internship program by January 2017.

The telecom giant which currently employs over 1,500 people mainly stationed in Nairobi and other big cities like Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru and Eldoret in which it operates retail outlets and who also has nationwide dealerships to ensure customers across the country have access to its products and services has prepared the 62 slots thus;

Safaricom to hire more female interns
Safaricom to hire more female interns

40 slots will be open to only female university students, 18 slots will be for everyone, while the remaining 4 slots will be filled through the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya. The high number of female students is in fulfilment of Safaricom’s plan to get more women into technology.

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Safaricom boasts of a subscriber base of well more than 12 million, most of whom are in the major cities – Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru.

They have shown considerable interest in luring more women into the technology sector, a move which was evident when they launched the Women In Technology, W.I.T initiative.  Women In Technology (WIT) platform brings together women within and out of the industry with aim of mentoring and growing them in their careers.

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Women in Technology (WIT) is a Safaricom platform that seeks to break the dominance of men in technology, has come a long way in the short span of about foue years now.

If truth is to be told, one can compare the number of women in technology to their number in various hard jobs like capenting and the rest. Technology is so male-dominated and it feels good to know that someone somewhere is doing something to change that as soon as possible.

Down here in Nigeria, it is safe to say the numbers are very encouraging, not forgetting the fact that it is also increasing. We currently have an increasing number of female techies, bloggers, developers and their likes. In 10 – 20 years to come, I see them breaking the dominance and correcting the widely accepted notion that technology is for just the male folks.

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A few worthy of mention are the popular Linda Ikeji and Miss techy who are taking blogging to another level.

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