Binance partners with Women In Tech To Educate 2,800 Women in Brazil and Africa
Through its humanitarian arm, Binance has announced a partnership with Women in Tech and donated $250,000 dedicated to providing free blockchain courses for women in Brazil and Africa.
By Anna B Kiwanuka
The philanthropic arm of Binance, Binance Charity, has partnered with Women in Tech to launch a flagship global corporation that will offer blockchain education courses to 2,800 women from marginalized communities in Brazil and Africa.
The humanitarian arm is donating $250,000 BUSD for a six-month pilot project to empower women with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a Web3 future, with the first courses taking place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa, in October.
The market for blockchain technology is anticipated to increase in size from $4.93 billion in 2021 to more than $200 billion by 2028. However, it should be noted that for the past four decades, the gender gap in technology has widened with only one woman working in the sector today.
Helen Hai, VP of Binance emphasized that Binance’s partnership with Women in Tech, an international non-profit organization with a mission to close the gender gap in the tech industry, is to provide professional training and massive career opportunities to women in the blockchain industry.
“Binance believes the future of crypto should be built by all, not the few so we’re creating certified courses and removing financial barriers for women, especially those from vulnerable communities, to study and train,” she explained.
She added, “It is important to us at Binance and Women in Tech that quality blockchain education, innovation, and research opportunities are within everyone’s reach.”
Courses will be offered in classes of 25 to young women aged 15-25 by qualified trainers in person, online, or as a hybrid. The Web3 courses will be designed by Binance Academy and adapted to meet local context courses. These will include blockchain fundamentals, crypto fundamentals, decentralization, Web3, and the metaverse.
Classes will be designed for complete beginners and will include skills such as web development, front-end development, full-stack development and complete with the blockchain modules.