The Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation (MoCD) on Tuesday, 25th April, 2023 started training for 1000 girls from all seven districts in the Savannah region.
They beneficiary girls will be trained in basic computing, e-safety and coding.
The training is being organized in two batches starting from the 25th of April to 6th May, 2023 amidst district and regional competitions to select the best 100 girls.
According to the program schedules, Mentorship and the Climax of the Savannah region’s training sessions will be held on the 8th and 9th of May, 2023.
Awards for the Girls-In-ICT program are as follows:
- All 1000 girls will be awarded with certificates of participation;
- Best girl in each district gets ICT lab set up in the schools they attended;
- Top 100 girls would be given laptops and
- Top three (3) girls would be awarded cash prizes and plaques.
At a brief ceremony to open the session in the Central Gonja District, the District Chief Executive for Central Gonja, Hon. Iddrisu Salia through the District Coordinating Director, Mr Philimon Akorle expressed appreciation to the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) for extending the initiative to the Savannah region and urged the girls to take the training seriously to develop the necessary ICT skills for future their development.
“ Take instructions seriously so that you can acquire the basic ICT skills so that at the end of the training you can come out successfully “, he noted.
He intimated that the training represented a good opportunity to grow their knowledge base and help improve their skills and gain maximum knowledge to guarantee them ICT careers in the future.
He was hopeful that much enthusiasm will be generated amongst them to take their ICT education seriously.
He said “ the Ministry has designed this specifically for you girls to ensure greater female participation in the ICT sector, the whole world is moving away from manual systems to digital technology and the use of the internet to transact and access basic services” he added.