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CyberGirls Fellowship 2024: Free Cybersecurity Training for Young Women in Africa!

CyberGirls Fellowship 2024 Free CyberSecurity Training for Young Women in Africa!

The CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024 presents an unprecedented opportunity for young women in Africa to forge a career in the dynamic field of CyberSecurity. This one-year, cost-free fellowship is dedicated to equipping girls and women, aged 18-28, with in-demand CyberSecurity skills.

The program not only focuses on technical training but also emphasizes mentorship and real-world work opportunities. Its ultimate goal is to enhance the socio-economic status of its participants within Africa and globally.

 

  1. Program Name: CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024
  2. Age Group: 18-28 Years Old Women
  3. Focus: Cybersecurity Skills Training
  4. Training Paths: Cloud Security, Digital
    Forensics, SOC Analyst, etc.
  5. Cost: Free, Including Accommodation for In-person Convenings
  6. Eligibility Criteria: African Citizenship, High School Education, English Proficiency
  7. Application Process: Online Form, Essentials Course, Video Review
  8. Deadline: December 11, 2023

The Fellowship’s Learning Journey

Comprehensive Cybersecurity Education

The CyberGirls Fellowship offers a structured learning path beginning with the fundamentals of cybersecurity and progressing to specialised areas. As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to explore various domains, including:

  • Cloud Security
  • Critical Infrastructure Security
  • DevSecOps
  • Digital Forensics and Threat Intelligence
  • Governance Risk and Compliance
  • Incident Analysis/Response (SOC Analyst Level 1)
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing

Cost and Support

A Fully Funded Program

The fellowship is entirely free. All costs associated with visas, transportation, and accommodation for compulsory out-of-country events are covered by the foundation. While assistance is provided for visa procurement for optional events, the fellows are expected to bear any related costs.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to Aspiring Cybersecurity Professionals

  • To be eligible for the CyberGirls Fellowship, applicants must:
  • Be female, aged 18-28, as of March 25,
    2024.
  • Hold citizenship and reside in an African country, with a keen interest in
    cybersecurity.
  • Possess proficiency in English and have completed high school/secondary school.
  • Be capable of handling the rigours of an intensive technical training program.
  • Have consistent internet access and commit fully to 8 months of intensive training.
  • Not currently work in cybersecurity or hold a major cybersecurity certification.
  • Not be engaged in any similar tech
    fellowship or boot camp during the program period.

Note: Individuals with disabilities that do not hinder computer usage are encouraged to apply.

Application Process

How to Apply

The application process involves several
stages:

1. Stage 1 : Fill out the application form here.

2. Stage 2 : Complete the Cybersecurity
Essentials Course.

3. Stage 3 : Finish the Identity Verification and Recommendation Form.

4. Stage 4 : Submit a Personal Statement and Application Video for review.

Conclusion

The CyberGirls Fellowship Program 2024 is a gateway for young African women to dive into the world of cybersecurity, a field brimming with opportunities. It’s not just a training program; it’s a transformative journey that can lead to meaningful employment and personal
growth.

For detailed information, visit the CyberGirls Fellowship admissions page.

Budicious

Full Stack Developer, Backend And Frontend. And Also Final Year Computer Science Student at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi.

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