As part of efforts to bridge the digital revolution world for the girl Child, Mobile telecommunications Network, MTN has contributed 12.6 million cedis to support the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization to help equip and empower girls in the digital space.
The Girls-in- ICT initiative which forms part of the Communications ministry, since its inception has received support from the giant Telecommunication network since 2021.
The “Girls -In ICT” (GIICT) program, originally introduced in 2012 by the International Telecommunications Union, seeks to empower girls and young women in the digital space to build promising careers.
Ghana through the communication ministry embraced the initiative and observe it annually on a regional basis.
It has been celebrated in regions such as Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern, Volta, Western, Central, and Oti.
This program offers training in coding, enabling girls to explore technology by creating websites, computer games, mobile apps, and more.
Over 80,000 girls have benefited from this initiative, and 1,615 laptops have been distributed to outstanding girls and teachers.
Moreover, Cyber Laboratories have been established in beneficiary regions.
Speaking in Koforidua in the Eastern Region to climax the occasion, Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer of MTN Ghana, Adwoa Wiafe said MTN is focused on creating an inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and innovate.
She encouraged girls to explore and embrace technology to help contribute to a more diverse and inclusive technological landscape.
“In a world where technology drives innovation, empowerment, and progress, it is important to celebrate and encourage the participation of girls and women in the ICT sector. So, we are here today to acknowledge the incredible potential we see in you with the aim to inspire, educate, and empower you, the future generation of women in technology.”
She mention that, MTN will continue to support, girls to explore and embrace technology not only unlocks their potential but also contributes to a more diverse and inclusive technological landscape.
As part of the activities to climax this year Girls -in ICT program, the ministry of communications presented 100 brand new laptop computers to the 100 best girls in this year’s Girls-in-ICT training in Upper primary and junior high schools in the Eastern Region.
All 1000 basic school girls who participated in the competition received certificates of participation.
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