Ghana: Programme to Equip Girls With IT Skills

Accra — MORE than 1 500 girls in slums are poised to benefit from a programme to empower communities with relevant IT skills in coding and mobile apps technology in Ghana.

The programme is a brainchild of Tech Needs Girls, an innovative self-help IT project.

The project is also teaching 355 girls to create computer codes, build mobile applications and create websites.

IT expert, Regina Agyare, said 1 500 girls in high schools will benefit at the end of the year.

“We do this by introducing them to mentors who are computer science engineers,” she said.

Agyare said the project seeks to bring change to the communities.

Beneficiaries have come from communities such as Nzulezu,Huhunya ,Akwapim Tutu,Kumasi and Osu.

She believes the children will drive change in their communities.

“I have great plans for them and I know that they will go far,” she added…

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