Bridging the Digital Gender Gap through ICT Training

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Penplusbytes will train more than 200 girls in ICT skills at the South Labone Girls Vocational Training Centre, the Junior Girls Correctional Centre, and an NGO called Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (StemBees).

The organization focuses on empowering young women through ICT and attracting more girls to the ICT sector. Penplusbytes’s Director, Mr. Kwami Ahiabenu II, emphasizes the need to include women in ICT development so that they can use these tools in their future careers, no matter what field they choose.

The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection in Ghana, Ms. Dela Sowah also underscores the importance of ICT for development and the need to rectify the digital divide in the country. She thinks it is a particularly important component of inmate rehabilitation.

Another board member of Penplusbytes, Ms. Charity Binka; the President of StemBees, Ms. Linda Ansong; Director of Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence, Ms. Dorothy Gordon; and Manager of the vocational training centre and correctional centre, Ms. Georgina Mensah all further stressed the importance of including more females in ICT from an early age.

Source: GNA, ModernGhana.com