MTN Ghana, one of the sponsors of the Girls-in-ICT programme, has congratulated the 1,000 girls who participated in the training of basic ICT skills in the Savannah Region. During the climax of the programme, 100 girls who emerged top performers in the examinations were awarded laptops. The programme ran from April 25 to May 09, 2023, in all the seven districts in the region.
Mrs Adwoa Baah-Obeng, Senior Manager, Retail Experience – Northern Ghana for MTN Ghana, praised the girls for completing their foundational skills training in computing. Speaking on behalf of the leadership and staff of MTN Ghana, she encouraged the beneficiaries to utilise their new ICT skills to create solutions and innovations that will transform Ghana.
The Girls-in-ICT programme aims to bridge the gender digital divide by empowering girls with basic ICT skills. The programme was organised by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, with MTN Ghana and other sponsors supporting the initiative.
Mrs Baah-Obeng also announced the MTN Ghana’s partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation for the construction of a 25-million-dollar ICT hub in Accra. The ICT hub will provide a platform for the development of Ghana’s ICT aspirations.
The success of the programme in the Savannah Region is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive and empowered society. For the most part, girls have been disadvantaged in accessing digital technologies and in the ICT industry, with only a few breaking through the glass ceiling.
The Girls-in-ICT programme has created a unique opportunity for girls to develop their digital skills, inspiring them to pursue a career in the ICT industry. In a nutshell, empowering girls with digital skills will create a more gender-balanced society, bridge the digital divide and drive economic growth in Ghana.