Tuesday, 29 April 2014

2014 International Girls in ICT Day

The number of school girls opting to study technology-related disciplines is on the decline in most countries including Nigeria. In response to this, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established the International Girls in ICT Day back in 2010, with the idea of championing the role a tech career can play in creating exciting, far-reaching opportunities for women and girls. 

In view of this, Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA) is partnering with the FCT Agency for Science and Technology (FAST) to implement the 2014 International Girls in ICT Day with the theme: “Promoting Girls’ Participation in ICT”. 

As part of activities to commemorate the 2014 International Girls in ICT Day, we have outlined the following events:
  • A Visit to the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology where some selected Girls from your schools will have the opportunity to interact and share ideas with Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson. The visit will be on the 26th May, 2014.
  • A One-Day ICT Training for Girls in your schools. The Training will cover basic Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and use of the Internet. The Training will be on the 27th May, 2014.
  • One Day Event where 200 Girls from 10 Secondary Schools in the FCT will be invited. The One Day Event will among other things feature a Talk on the Importance of ICT to the Girl Child from Women Role Models, Goodwill Messages from Organizations, and Musical Presentation from Girls themselves. The One Day Event will be on the 28th May, 2014.

We look forward to having a wonderful event. The event is proudly supported by Junior Achievement Nigeria.

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