Why are we doing this?

We feel it is our responsibility to start initiatives aimed at increasing the number of skilled and qualified women in ICT. Because you can’t win with just half the team…
Over the past few years there has been an increasing emphasis on Girls in ICT…Information Communication and Technology.
All over the world, also in Suriname, Governments, NGO’s, MDB’s and other big organisations like Caricom, UNDP and the Private Sector believe that girls and women could play a big role in making development gains through ICT.

What is it?

The Spang Makandra Next Generation Women in ICT & eMedia Scholarship is an opportunity for women to start or boost their career in ICT & eMedia.
We provide training and coaching to the selected candidates. The full amount of the investment which is needed for this is paid by Spang Makandra and our partners.
The selected candidates get a full financial aid for the education traject they are awarded with.


The current courses in this scholarship program are
Web development, Data Science, Social media and Digital Consultancy.
We are working on making this list longer with our partners.

How you can Contribute

Your contribution can make this program even bigger and more sustainable. You can also contribute towards the program:

You can Spread the news and encourage even more women to apply
You can Become a trainer and share your knowledge with the participants
You can Join in as a Partner of the Scholarship
You can donate money for this Scholarship

Contact us to contribute in your own favorite way.

Applications Received...
Digital Consultancy
Social Media
Data Science

About the Courses

We are working on making this list even longer. Please check back regularly for any updates.


Learn how to make a website using web applications like PHP and MySQL, HTML, CSS, and more. Learn web development basics like building an ecommerce site and more advanced skills like how to query a database or build an HTML5 app.

Digital Consultancy

A comprehensive course to learn every aspect of digital marketing.
With more and more businesses searching for new customers and clients online, the demand for skilled marketing consultants with hands-on experience in social media, search engine optimization and display advertising is growing at a rapid pace.

In response to this growing demand, a new type of professional has emerged in the last decade: the digital marketing consultant. These highly capable, digitally native professionals bridge the gap between big businesses and the lucrative online world.

Social Media Marketing

Develop a detailed understanding of key social media specialisms including content marketing, and platforms on which you can promote your content.

This course is suitable for people who are responsible for the planning, execution and management of social media campaigns, social media specialists, enthusiasts, executives or anyone who would like to enhance their social media marketing knowledge base in this area.

Data Science

Demand for data science talent is exploding. In this course you’ll learn to Explore the data science process, Probability and statistics in data science, Data exploration and visualization, Data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation.

Apply now for the Women in ICT & eMedia Scholarship

Contribute towards the scholarship program

With your help even more women can participate in the program
  • » Sponsor a Candidate
  • » Sponsor a Training
  • » Sponsor a Trainer


  • » Share with friends & family
  • » Share with potential participants
  • » Share with potential sponsors

Selection Criteria

The goal of the selection process is to select women with the right attitude and the right motivation. Candidates who meet all the eligibility criteria and are ranked highest on the basis of the selection criteria will be shortlisted for the second round of selection.
  1. Gender –  This is a Scholarship for women only.
  2. Age –  This Scholarship is for women between 18-35 years.
  3. Motivation –  It is essential that the motivation and the career goals of the candidate focus on personal growth and social responsibility.
  4. Professional experience –  Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a higher possibility of implementing and/or transferring the newly gained knowledge upon completion of the course. i.e. Applicants who want to do the courses just to get a taste of what ICT & eMedia is all about, will not be considered.
  5. Communication skills –  Communication in various ways in a digital world is very important. Candidates who can express their thoughts fluently and effectively will have a higher chance of being selected.


There is an Application Process for the Scholarship