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Cybersafe Foundation CyberGirls Fellowship Program for young girls and women 2023

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Written by Wealth Rice

CyberGirls Fellowship is a free 1-year program that equips girls and women aged 18–28 years old with globally sought-after cybersecurity skills, positioning them to start a career in cybersecurity and helping them to seize work opportunities within Africa and across the world.

During the one-year duration of this fellowship, you will be given hands-on cybersecurity training, and mentorship, become certification-ready, and possibly get paid internship/job shadowing opportunities.

This initiative aims to improve the socio-economic well-being of girls and women living in underserved communities in Africa and contribute to fighting poverty & cybercrime, cybersecurity skills shortage, and gender disparity in the tech industry (particularly cybersecurity niche); as well as fighting unemployment/underemployment.

This project is organized by Cybersafe Foundation and funded through sponsorships, partnerships, and financial and in-kind support from well-meaning individuals and organizations.

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Requirements for the Cybersafe Foundation CyberGirls Fellowship Program

A Female aged 18–28 years old as of the commencement of the fellowship on 24th March 2023

From and resident in an African country and passionate about (starting a career in) cybersecurity

Proficient in English and have completed High school/Secondary school

Can withstand the pressures of an intensive hands-on technical training

Have access to the internet and are willing to devote fully to 7 months of intensive training

Not participating in a Cybersafe Foundation Program as of application close – 4th December 2022

Learning Paths

The learning journey begins with cybersecurity fundamentals and moves on to more specialised niche cybersecurity learning paths which fellows will decide on midway through the fellowship.

  • Threat Intelligence
  • Vulnerability and Assessment Penetration Testing
  • Governance Risk and Compliance
  • Cloud Security
  • Incidence Analysis/Response (SOC Analyst Level 1)

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How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidate should apply through the link below.

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

Application Deadline: December 4, 2022

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