Who said you cannot?
Who said there were any boundaries?
Who set the limit to what you were destined for?
Who said you cannot?
The world awaits your greatness
We shall see you rise to high places
Where there content of your brain speaks of your future’s brightness!
Regardless of your gender
It’s deeper than what many have long seen as weakness
Higher than where history has long placed a ceiling
Further than where you thought you could see—
The world awaits your greatness!
Girl, there is more to you
Technology says you can put your brain to use,
Compete on the world stage
The same way you brothers can
Technology says you can now define yourself
By the impact of your creativity,
The measure of your capacity no longer pre-determined by a future designed to keep you in the background
Techgirl, there’s much more to you!
So sit down and envision
A time when our daughters and theirs after them
Shall look back and say:
‘Our mother’s mothers taught us change
Then stand-up and be the change
Be the point where history turns to tell a new story
Of the woman
Of the African woman who turned:
Poverty into wealth
Ignorance to education
Obstacles to opportunities
Turned her-world up-side-down with her magic!
Stand-up and be the change
March on the frontlines, girl
Lift your head up high, girl
Lead us on to the skies for there is no better time
Like now, to be a girl
To be you-and-I
There is no better chance
To touch lives with the work of your heart and mind
Techgirl march on the front lines!
Grace Hopper: Created one of the first computer programming languages in 1991, which earned her the highest honor in engineering and technology in the United States.
Caterina Fake: Co-founder of flickr
Ada Lovelace: World’s first computer programmer
WOMEN whose legacy causes me to ask you,
Who are you not to be a first too?
Rwandan Techgirl, who are you not to invent?
Invent a future where—
Your daughter and hers after her will look back and say:
My mother and hers before her taught me change
So TechGirl, stand-up and be the change!
By: Natasha Muhoza