Ministry of Education, Guyana

Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

Tech Day Camp held for female ICT students- as lead up to “Girls In ICT” Day

As the world becomes more technologically advanced, government has been placing more emphasis on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), primarily in getting more women involved in this area.

In this regard, the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU), along with its partners, today hosted a Tech Day Camp to engage female secondary school students in activities related to ICT.
The event which was held at the Center for Information Technology, University of Guyana (UG), Turkeyen Campus, was aimed at introducing the participants to ICT areas that are usually dominated by males, namely programming, problem solving and graphic designing.
The students were exposed to both written and practical exercises, which also included games and group activities.
The event saw approximately 20 female participants, including teachers representing the St. Joseph and Central High Schools and Christ Church Secondary School.
Valmiki Singh, Managing Director of the NFMU, pointed out that the camp is only one of several activities organised by the unit, to commemorate International “Girls In ICT” Day 2015.
He pointed out that the day has been observed annually, on the fourth Thursday in April, going back to 2010. This initiative was launched by members of the International Telecommunications Unit at its 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference, with a concept of creating a global environment that would encourage young women to take up careers in the ICT field.
Over the past three years, Guyana has joined the world in its celebrations. International “Girls in ICT” Day 2015 will be observed on Thursday April 23, 2015.
A “Girls In ICT” Day symposium is scheduled to be held on the day of celebration at the North Ruimveldt Secondary School, and targets 300 third and fourth form female students.

Source: GINA

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