The MTN Ghana Foundation has teamed up with Code Coast Tech Hub to organize a mentorship and coding workshop for female students in Kasoa, central region of Ghana. The program was initiated to mark this year’s International Day for ‘Girls in ICT’, which aims to inspire girls to pursue careers in ICT. The theme for this year’s celebration was “Digital Skills for Life”.
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In her opening remarks, Cynthia Mills, the MTN Ghana Foundation Economic Empowerment Advisor, stated that the foundation is committed to promoting equal opportunities and motivating girls to contribute to the transformation of society by acquiring ICT skills. She added that the foundation aims to encourage female students to embrace the possibilities of the digital space and discover lucrative careers.
The mentorship session began with speeches from representatives of MTN Ghana and professionals who shared their experiences with the mentees. The participants then proceeded to a practical workshop where they were taught how to build an Android app using MIT App Inventor. The MIT App Inventor is an open-source web application that was originally provided by Google and is now managed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).