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Nadowli-Kaleo: 50 REACH Nature Club girls receive ICT training

Participants in shot after training

The German Development Cooperation (GIZ) has trained about 50 Junior High Schools (JHSs) girls in the Nadowli-Kaleo District in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The schools were the Saint Paul’s and Nadowli Module Junior High Schools (JHSs).

The training was to whip up the interest of the girls to consider taking up career opportunities in the field of ICT.

The beneficiary girls were members of the European Union funded Resilience Against Climate Change (EU-REACH) Nature Clubs implemented by the GIZ.

The training was in partnership between the EU-REACH project and the Yison Tech Hub in Wa to help expose the girls to basic ICT skills including operating the Google search engine, Microsoft Word and Power Point among others.

Mr Mustapha Yakubu, the Technical Advisor for ICT at the REACH project, noted that the training which was a pilot project and could be scaled up to other Nature Clubs upon the success evaluation of the pilot project.

He said the initiative was necessitated by the need to bridge the ICT gap between the females and their males’ counterpart as fewer females than males were into the ICT sector.

He indicated that exposing the children this to line of thinking will enable them to start thinking along the lines of using technology to reduce climate change which was the core mandate of the REACH project.

Issahaque Serikpera Naa, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yison Tech Hub, said the aim of the training was to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality.

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