[www.inewsguyana.com] – Girls in ICT is a Global effort that is spear headed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to raise awareness of the need for more women in the ICT sector worldwide.
In Guyana, the local leg is organized by the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) and as a telecommunication giant in Guyana, Digicel was invited to participate inthe events and activities leading up to Girls in ICT day which is celebrated on the third Thursday in April.
On April 8 – 9 Digicel, along with other companies from the private sector and the NFMU participated in two tech day camps in Berbice and Linden respectively, where Ms. Adellie Lee; IT Application Specialist, Ms. DeepaRohit; Quality Assurance Trainer CCTech and Ms. Phebe Joseph; Project Officer (Technical) made presentations to the girls.
Over five hundred (500) girls from 15 schools from the two regions attended these tech day camps and were enlightened by several female presenters from the ICT sector in Guyana.
At the camps; the girls were given prizes for asking and answering questions correctly at Digicel’s booth. Girls in ICT day will be observed on April 24 under the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing minds’ and is an opportunity for girls and young women to get inspired about ICT sector by listening to women role models in ICT.