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AirtelTigo holds ICT mentorship seminar for girls

BY: Graphic Business
Management of AirtelTigo with some of the participants in the seminar.

A TELECOMMUNICATION company, AirtelTigo has held a mentorship seminar for 80 girls from Central, Oti, Western North and North-East regions of the country.

The seminar forms part of the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation’s initiative to commemorate this year’s International Girls in Information Communication Technology (ICT) Day, to provide opportunities to the selected girls to gain knowledge and practical experience in the working field of ICT.

Addressing participants in the event, acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AirtelTigo, Emmanuel Adjei, encouraged the young girls to take their studies seriously for a brighter future and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country through ICT.

He added that the ‘Girls in ICT Day’ was an important initiative aimed at increasing the percentage of female professionals in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Mr Adjei used the opportunity to reiterate AirtelTigo’s commitment to support educational initiatives in the country.

AirtelTigo commended

The Director/Coordinator of Girls in ICT, Veronica Rita Sackitey, who spoke on behalf of Minister of Communication and Digitisation, applauded the management of AirtelTigo for mentoring the girls.

“The motive behind the Girls in ICT Day celebration is to bridge the gap between men and women in the field of technology.

“Globally, it has been observed that young girls always shy away from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, popularly known as STEM studies, so this initiative is an intervention to address this challenge of which the Ministry of Communication and Digitisation is passionate about,” he said.

Technological change

The Chief Supply Chain Officer, Evelyn Sam, urged the girls to take advantage of opportunities available to them to develop themselves constantly, since the pace of technological change continued to be rapid.

The girls were taken on a tour to various departments, where they were engaged by the staff and executives of AirtelTigo for them to understand how the business operated.