Female teachers' role has never been more critical

Across Africa, girls and women are disproportionately unable to attend school or unable to achieve their desired employment. Without an education or income, women are extremely vulnerable to poverty, abuse, and gender-based violence. The ACW Women Empowerment Program (WEP) is a unique Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program launched in 2019 by SAP, UNESCO, Irish Aid, the Moroccan Ministry of National Education and Camden.education to address these issues and bridge the digital gender gap in Africa. 

Because they are in a unique position to help impact the lives of female students and change the education system, the WEP brings together African female teachers and educators in Computer Science and STEM to foster an educational, collaborative, and innovative program that supports the work of SDGs 3, 4, 5 and 17. Our mission: to equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to successfully teach, inspire, mentor and prepare girls for tomorrow's tech workplace.





381 WEP Alumnae from 38 countries are now contributing to grow female leadership in education across Africa.



A bit of History

2019: The first edition of ACW Women's Empowerment Workshop took place. SAP and partners, UNESCO, Irish Aid, the Camden Education Trust (CET) and the Moroccan Ministry of National Education held the first pilot program in Rabat, and thanks to the generosity of the Department of Education in Morocco, the event successfully hosted 28 female teachers from 15 countries under one roof.



2020: Partners built on this success by creatively adapting the workshop to virtual, enabling French and English-speaking women from African countries the opportunity to share their experiences, learn new skills, and form a community of practice. 

2021-22: Building on the success of the 2020 online rollout to scale impact across Africa.


Research suggests that...

Female teachers increase girls’ test scores as well as their likelihood of staying in school. Beyond academics, female teachers can also heighten girls’ aspirations, and lower their likelihood of being subject to violence. The program actively supports female teachers on their leadership and mentoring journey while providing a safe learning platform for them to explore current barriers to girls’ education. They also develop innovative ideas to overcome these barriers, honing a wide array of tools and skills along the way - from Design Thinking and storytelling all the way to animation and digital tools.




This program is supported and funded by: SAP, Irish Aid, UNESCO YouthMobile


It is organized and administered by: The Camden Education Trust