Vodafone Ghana will train 1,000 girls in its free virtual nationwide coding programme, Code-Like-A-Girl, within the next twelve months.
The project is in line with the company’s commitment to use its resources, expertise and technology to help the youth gain new skills that will prepare them for the future of work.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, announced this at the 2022 Vodafone Skills Fair held in Accra on September 1.
The Fair, which is a social responsibility programme championed by Vodafone, creates a platform for young Ghanaians to connect with experienced professionals who have built enviable careers in their respective fields.
“I am so happy to announce that our coding programme is going to happen again this year. This virtual programme will train 1,000 girls between seven and 18 years old. It is a free three-day programme. All you need is a device; just follow our pages. You will get the links to register and we will train you,” she said.
She further stated that apart from the Vodafone Skills Fair and the nationwide coding training, Vodafone Ghana has introduced other initiatives such as the Discover Graduate Programme, the Female Engineering Scholarship Programme (FESSP) and internship opportunities, all designed to prepare young people for the job market.
The initiatives, she said, would offer increased employment opportunities for the youth, as they are equipped with skills in demand.