26 January 2016

Ghana: Telco Empowers Ghana Women in IT

Abuja — A leading Nigeria network solutions company, MainOne, is equipping girls in Ghana with the computing skills needed to close the gender gap in technology.

The company is supporting the Tech Needs Girls' Interactive Workshop, a programme for girls in senior secondary schools.

The scheme provides them the platform to learn to develop mobile and web applications, interact with software, and be mentored by female technologists.

Sales Manager of the company, Michael Kwamena-Poh, highlighted the under-representation of women in technology.

He called for concerted efforts to improve inclusion of women in the technology industry, especially in Ghana.

"To even the imbalance against women in technology, there is urgent need for initiatives aimed at engaging, inspiring and empowering women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields."

He had belief training workshops such as Tech Needs Girls would provide Ghanaian girls the foundational skills, experience, and networks required for higher education and future career opportunities.

Tech Needs Girls is a movement that celebrates the girl child and encourages school students from the ages of 6-18 to study ICT related courses.

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