It is no secret, Libya has seen better days in terms of political and civil unrest. These days, the country is torn up between rival rebel groups and a government trying to assert its authority. To top it all, it is largely an Islamic country, where women rights aren’t exactly respected.
For such a conservative and religious, yet war-torn country, women often face a lot of restrictions. It, therefore, picked Innov8tiv’s interest that one woman – Najla Almissalati (@Najla_Missalati) – has taken the bold step of setting up a formal establishment where fellow women can come to learn programming and other ICT skills. As the co-founder of She Codes, Almissalati runs the center as a business (and a successful one at that) where she offers women lessons on coding and programming. The curriculum at the center is geared at equipping the women with the ICT skills needed to run a business in this digital job market. Though the operations are not spared from the political turmoil Libya is currently in.
“The current situation is really difficult and the political instability is actually affecting …read more