The Rebecca Foundation in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Huawei Technologies Ghana, have successfully engaged over 7,000 young girls and traders in its 2022 Digital Technologies training programme.
The initiative, which comes as part of Huawei’s Women in Tech programme saw the training of 6,678 girls in Basic Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills, Coding, Data Transfer and Data Storage.
Over 500 traders across three regions (Ashanti, Eastern and Greater Accra) also benefitted from a Financial Technology (FinTech) training aimed at equipping them with the requisite digital tools to enable their businesses strive in a convenient and cost-effective manner.
Other areas of training for the traders include; Digital marketing, Cyber Security and Digital Payments.
This was carried in a press statement issued by Huawei Technologies Ghana yesterday and copied the Ghanaian Times.
Speaking on the essence of the training, a representative from the Office of the First Lady, Mr Neil Owusu indicated the training was aimed at equipping more women and girls with advanced ICT skills to make them competitive in the job market.
He further said the training was also focused on empowering young girls with basic ICT skills whiles motivating them the take-up careers in STEM.
The Municipal Education Director for Tepa, Mrs. Grace Oppong Agyapong commended Huawei Ghana for the initiative and requested that the company should consider sustaining the initiative by training teachers in the communities.
The Public Relations Officer at Huawei Ghana, Mrs. Stephanie Horsu mentioned that the training falls in line with Huawei’s Women in Tech initiative aimed at empowering more women and girls in ICTs.
BY TIMES REPORTER