The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has scheduled the celebration of its International Girls in ICT Day for April 26, this year.

The theme for the celebration this year, according to ITU is, “expand horizons, change attitudes”.

The International Girls in ICT Day celebration is an event aimed at bridging the digital gender divide by encouraging young women to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

It is also meant to highlight the value that women bring to the tech sector.

During the celebration, events are held by schools, youth groups, civic organizations and government agencies around the globe.

Organizers of events and initiatives are provided with resources to promote their events.

After which they pin their events on the ITU International Girls in ICT Day map, creating an interactive and growing global display of the many activities taking place around the world.

The International Girls in ICT Day was founded by ITU, as part of its effort to bridge the digital gender divide.

However, since its inception, over 300,000 young women have taken part in the event in about 166 countries worldwide.

Hopefully, thousands of girls expected to be added to the number this year.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu