In a bid to increase the interest of young people in information and communication technology, the Ministries of Gender, Children, and Social Protection and Communication and Digitalisation organized a mentorship workshop as part of this year’s National Girls-In-ICT Day celebration.
Held in Damango in the Savannah Region on Monday, the workshop provided young mentees with guidance and advice from mentors to enrich them with knowledge of ICT.
The girls, drawn from selected primary schools in the Savannah Region, received information on proper menstrual hygiene, career development, reproductive health, etiquette, time management and public speaking.
The Chief Director of the Gender Ministry, Dr Afisah Zakariah, advised the participants to set realistic goals and significantly improve themselves to contribute to the development of the country.
“Set your objectives for where, with whom, and how you want to be in the future,” she said.
She urged stakeholders to raise awareness of sexual as well as reproductive issues.
Ghana has been commemorating the day since it was adopted in 2012, but the Ministry of Communication and Digitalization institutionalized the commemoration in 2019 to provide more girls in Ghana with an opportunity to use and be exposed to ICT.
Priscilla Osei-Wusu Nimako, ISD