Though the tech space in Ghana keeps seeing massive improvements, there’s still quite a lot that can be done. One of the main areas that has to be looked at is the participation of women.
As part of its efforts to generate the interest of females in the field of Information Communications Technology (ICT), the GIMPA School of Technology has launched the Women in Information Technology and Engineering (WITE) programme in Accra.
The initiative on the theme: Empowering Women in Information Technology and Engineering is to encourage females in the Junior, Senior High Schools and Tertiary institutions to consider IT and engineering as a career.
Speaking at the launch, Coordinator of WITE, Felicia Engmann said the objective of the project is to connect female students to successful women in IT and engineering to be their role models, provide career guidance and mentorship.
She revealed that, some IT companies have agreed to mentor the students to give them practical tutorial of whatever they learn in class.
Students from SHS schools like Kinbu, Kaneshie Technical SHS, St. Margret Mary, Accra Girls present at the event were motivated by women in IT and engineering like Delphina Agyare of Soronko Academy, Jessica Poku of CSquared Ghana and many others.