- A donation of US$250,000 will fund a six-month pilot project aimed at giving women the knowledge and skills to thrive in a Web3 future.
- The first courses will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Cape Town, South Africa, in October this year.
Binance Charity, the philanthropic arm of Binance, the world’s leading provider of cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure, and Women in Tech®, today announce a flagship global partnership to deliver blockchain education courses to 2,800 women from vulnerable communities in Brazil and Africa. Binance Charity is donating 250,000 BUSD for a six-month pilot project to equip women with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a Web3 future, with the first classes taking place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and in Cape Town, South Africa in October this year.
The size of the global blockchain market is expected to grow from $4.93 billion in 2021 to over $200 billion by 2028. Yet, over the past four decades, the gender gap in technology has s is widened, with only one in five women working in the sector. the industry today. Providing professional training for the massive career opportunities that will open up within the blockchain industry for women is a shared goal of Binance and Women in Tech®, an international nonprofit whose mission is to closing the gender gap in the technology sector.
“Binance believes the future of crypto should be built by everyone, not the few. So we are creating certified courses and removing financial barriers so that women, especially those from vulnerable communities, can study and train. It is important to us at Binance and Women-in-Tech that quality blockchain education, innovation, and research opportunities are available to everyone. said Helen Hai, Vice President of Binance and Head of Binance Charity.
Classes will be offered in classes of 25 to young women ages 15-25 by qualified trainers in person, online or in hybrid. Web3 courses will be designed by Binance Academy and adapted to suit the local context. Classes will include:
- Blockchain Fundamentals
- Fundamentals of Cryptography
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Through our hybrid model of remote and in-person learning, women can train to pursue a career in blockchain, regardless of their existing developer skills. Courses will be designed for complete beginners and will include skills such as web development, front-end development, full-stack development, and Blockchain modules.
“We believe that education can truly transform lives. Not only does it contribute to social justice, but more importantly, education contributes to realizing one’s full potential. It teaches skills and knowledge, fostering opportunities for lasting impact. We look forward to our partnership with Binance, making blockchain education accessible to everyone, especially women and girls who were previously disadvantaged. said Ayumi Moore Aoki, Founder and CEO of Women in Tech®
The Brazil pilot program will take place in Morro dos Prazeres, Rio de Janeiro, for one of the first cohorts of 50 women; over the next 5 months, another 300 women will be enrolled in the program across the country. The pilot in South Africa will take place in Cape Town at the Philippi Village Tech Hub in Philipp Township for an additional 50 women. Over the next six months, other programs will be rolled out in Zambia, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Burundi, Kenya, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
This project is part of the Binance Scholar program, which will provide ongoing educational and professional support to students after they complete their courses. The global program was launched last month with the IT Generations project, providing 1,000 Ukrainians with full scholarships to study in technology-related courses. The Binance Scholar Program hopes to empower the next generation of digital leaders to develop their skills, knowledge, and experience without financial barriers.
About Binance Charity
Binance Charity is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing blockchain-based philanthropy towards achieving global sustainable development. Binance Charity aims to transfer philanthropy by developing a 100% transparent blockchain-based donation platform to build a future where technological innovation is used to end all forms of poverty and inequality, advance sustainable development and ensure that no one is left behind. To date, Binance Charity has supported over 2 million end beneficiaries through various projects. For more information visit: https://www.binance.charity/
Binance is the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider with a suite of financial products that includes the largest digital asset exchange by volume. Trusted by millions around the world, the Binance platform is dedicated to increasing money freedom for users and offers an unparalleled portfolio of crypto products and offerings, including trading and finance, education , data and research, social good, investment and incubation, decentralization and infrastructure. solutions, and more. For more information visit: https://www.binance.com
About Women in Tech
Women-In-Tech™ is one of the world’s leading women-in-tech empowerment organizations with a dual mission; close the gender gap in STEM and help women embrace technology. The goal is to educate, equip and empower 5 million women and girls by 2030 with the skills, confidence and opportunities to succeed. As a member of the Edison Alliance (World Economic Forum), we are responsible for impacting and prioritizing digital inclusion to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals we deliver in our core focus areas , namely: education, social inclusion, business and advocacy. With headquarters in Paris and a presence in 29 countries on 6 continents, we are more than a network; since 2018 Women in Tech® has directly impacted more than 282,330 women around the world. For more information visit: https://women-in-tech.org/