The organisers in a group photograph with participants
Vodafone Ghana, in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD), has hosted 100 girls at their headquarters in Accra to commemorate National Girls-In-ICT Day.
The girls, who were aged between 10 and 15, were selected from the Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo regions and hosted in the capital city.
The girls engaged in hands-on experiences that offered them insights into the world of information and communication technology (ICT). They took part in activities such as a mentorship workshop and practical sessions on Cybersecurity, Robotics, Networking, Solutions Development, and Digital Transformation.
Mentoring sessions were led by the Vodafone Ghana Women in Technology team who provided key information about the different aspects of ICT and encouraged the girls to pursue STEMlearning.
CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, stated that the programme was a stepping stone towards creating a future where young women encountered no boundaries in the ICT sector.
“By opening our doors and sharing our knowledge, we are not just educating these girls about technology; we’re inspiring them to envision a world where they are the innovators, leaders, and change-makers. At Vodafone Ghana, we believe in the power of diversity, and we are committed to nurturing the next generation of female tech leaders,” she stated.
Radio Frequency Plan & Performance Specialist at Vodafone Ghana, Juliana Ametoworgo, said, “I found these mentoring sessions truly inspiring. Personally, I was very impressed with their interest and knowledge in technology, and I am confident with the right guidance these girls will be leading the technology space in the near future.”
Participant and student of Nkoranza Methodist Senior High School, Yaa Awhenepa Osei, expressed her gratitude to Vodafone and MoCD for increasing her interest and confidence in pursuing ICT.
By Abigail Atinuke Seyram Adeyemi