The Girls-in-ICT trainer of trainers 2021 started today in Sefwi-Wiawso Municipality in the Western-North Region as part of the bi-annual National Girls in ICT Celebrations.
In all, hundred (100) teachers will also benefit from the training. These teachers will train thousand (1000) girls from ten selected districts in the region. The following regions selected are, Sefwi Wiawso, Juaboso, Bodi, Akontombra, Suaman, Aowim, Bia East, Bia West, Prestea Huni Valley, and Bibiani Awianso Bekwai.
In a post sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, the Girls-in-ICT initiative is one of the flagships programs of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and is in line with the International Girls-in-ICT Day, an initiative backed by all International Telecommunication Union (ITU) member states, and aims at encouraging and empowering girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs.
In the process of the training, a brief tour and inspection of the training centers were carried out by the Ministry and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC).
“The Girls-in-ICT is a program organized to train girls in ICT, especially in coding, and to whip up their interest in the current ICT world,” said Mr. Selorm Dzokoto, the Regional Manager for GIFEC. He also stated that girls who will perform well in the training would be selected and given certificates and receive awards for the establishment of an ultramodern ICT Lab to provide more room for such schools to advance their skills in ICT.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Louis Owusu Agyapong advised the trainers to take the training seriously since it represents a good opportunity to grow their knowledge base and help improve the job skills of the girls they are going to train.
In addition, all thousand girls will be awarded a certificate of participation. The schools of the first ten girls would be given ICT Labs. And the first hundred girls would be given laptops and the first three girls will get a cash price and plagues.