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FEMTECH Africa foundation launches 'The Girls In ICT and Impact Project 2024'

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FEMTECH Africa Foundation in collaboration with Digital Transformation Hub in partnership with the Telecommunication Union has organized a day’s activity to launch 'The Girls in ICT and Impact Project 2024'.

This year’s event themed "Leadership", took place on Saturday, 1st June, 2024, at the Kofi Annan ICT Auditorium, Accra. It aimed to expand public awareness on the value of digital technology and problem-solving skills among young girls and how developing such skill sets can benefit these young ones develop a career in ICT.

Again, the event was seeking to unearth the opportunities in E-jobs, especially for girls in ICT and how they can harness their talents and abilities to become entrepreneurial in creating jobs for themselves and others and how it impacts society.

The event was also meant to empower young girls with the requisite knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the digital age. The organizers believe that each of the young girls has the potential to be a leader in the tech world, and that is why the project was occasioned to support them every step of the way.

FEMTECH Africa Foundation programme provided training and mentorship for 300 girls in ICT, E-Sports, STEM, AI and Robotics. This was achieved through series of workshops, mentorships and inter-school competitions to engage these young girls from the selected 2nd cycle schools across three regions, namely, Greater Accra, Volta, and Oti regions respectively.

The facilitators covered topics on Leadership in the digital Era, believing that giving young girls the chance to know and learn about STEM, ICT, E-sports, and Robotics, will inspire and motivate young girls in Ghana to pursue studies and careers in various science disciplines and also to close the gender digital gap.

H.E. Amb Dr. Rejoice W. Foli, CEO of FEMTECH Africa Foundation in her speech encouraged the student participants to consistently upgrade their skill
themselves, focusing on impact and value addition. She admonished them "to grow through learning and set targets that are SMART, based on your skills and capabilities", emphasised Dr. Foli.

She inspired the girls to move out of their comfort and fear zones and upskill their knowledge base to be able to venture into other emerging areas of ICT with a sustainability mindset. She adds, "Digital Transformation and Agility is an individual responsibility", she stated, encouraging the students to do more to guarantee their survival in the competitive and fast growing AI and Technology climate.

"Have a vision and purpose, take up challenges and look for opportunities that will make you problem-solving oriented for global value and impact", she noted.

source: Theannouncergh.com