YWCA USVI Girls Cyber Saturdays seeks donations of used computers, laptops due to popularity of pilot program at St. Andrew’s PCC

ywca-usvi-1The YWCA USVI is thrilled to share the success of the ongoing Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Girls Cyber Saturdays program, which meets Saturdays through April 16 at the St. Andrew’s Church Public Computer Center in Sugar Estate, St. Thomas. At the halfway mark of the 4-week course, the popularity of the program has outstripped the limited resources available! With so many eager to participate and gain hands-on experience with coding, YWCA USVI seeks donations of used computers and laptops.

This special pilot project is in partnership with the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) – through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Cyber security Pipeline Consortium, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and the Virgin Islands Next Generation Network (viNGN).

The course is taught by Ms. Rebecca Hoffart and Dr. Marc Boumadine as master trainers instructing YWCA ‘s Y-Teens VI members from both All Saints Cathedral school Friday group and Saturday Y-Teens group. “We are grateful for this amazing opportunity to engage Girls in Computing and learning Code and Cyber Security,” says Donnalie Edwards-Cabey, YWCA USVI President.

“Thanks to everyone for making this possible. We welcome donations of used computers and laptops; we have a limited supply and over 16 eager girls wanting to learn and experience coding.”

To contribute or for more information, contact Rebecca Hoffart rebeccahoffart@gmail.com (407) 284-0290, or Lena S. Williams of the YWCA, (340) 643-1495.

(courtesy of YWCA USVI)

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For questions or more information, contact:

Rebecca Hoffart
(407) 284-0290

Lena S. Williams
(340) 643-1495

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