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iValley Ghana Empowers Girls on International Girls in ICT Day

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iValley Ghana, a leading technology and entrepreneur support hub in Damongo, organized the International Girls in ICT Day, underscoring the critical need for strong female role models in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. The event, held on April 25th, brought together a diverse array of speakers, educators, and students to celebrate the theme of “Leadership” and inspire young girls to pursue careers in these vital fields.

The Executive Director of iValley Ghana, Prince Nabil Mahama, in his welcome address highlighted the pivotal role of mentorship and leadership in fostering a supportive environment for young girls aspiring to excel in STEM disciplines. “We believe that by providing platforms like International Girls in ICT Day, we can ignite the spark of curiosity and ambition in the hearts of young girls, paving the way for a brighter future”.

Madam Mary Assumpta Mwinsigteng, the Headmistress of St. Anne’s Girls Senior High School, and a former Savannah Regional Director for Girl Child Education, emphasized the importance of cultivating curiosity and a thirst for knowledge among students during her acceptance speech as chairperson. “In today’s rapidly evolving world, it is imperative that our students embrace learning new things and exploring innovative solutions to global challenges”.

The event also featured distinguished panelist who shared their insights and experiences in advocating for women’s empowerment through technology. Ms. Fusena Aziz, the Executive Director of Fusaid Global and a passionate advocate for women’s development, highlighted the transformative power of technology in advancing gender equality and empowering women and girls worldwide.

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Ms. Patience Tettehdzi, a Tourism Officer at Mole National Park, explained how the Mole National Park is using technologies like camera traps to enhance sustainable development of natural resources. She also shed light on opportunities available in eco-tourism and conservation for young girls with ICT skills and how they can take up leadership roles.

Madam Atchulo Azara, an officer from Women in Agricultural Development (WIAD), shared valuable insights into the intersection of agriculture, technology, and gender empowerment. Her address emphasized the importance of harnessing digital tools and innovation to enhance agricultural productivity, career development and improve livelihoods in rural communities.

Participating institutions included Ave Hope Kids Foundation, St. Anne’s Girls Senior High School, Damongo Senior High School, and Ndewura Jakpa Senior High Technical School.

The event also included a speed mentorship session, and showcased the talent and creativity of young students through captivating poetry recitals.

International Girls in ICT Day serves as a powerful platform to champion diversity, inclusion, and gender equality in the technology sector. By inspiring and empowering the next generation of female leaders in STEM, iValley Ghana remains committed to driving positive change, bridging the digital divide and fostering innovation in Ghana.

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