The Ghana- India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI- KACE) in partnership with GES, SORONKO Academy, HACSA and Dream Oval successfully launched their ‘Girls Can Code Project’ today.
The project which is geared towards empowering girls and women in Ghana through technology, was graced with the presence of Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, the Deputy Minister of Communication Vincent Sowah Odoitey and Ambassador Svanikier among others.
The Director of AITI- KACE Mr. Adu Gyan speaking at the launch stated that, the Girls Can Code project is meant to equip girls and women with the requisite skills to enable them develop applications.
These applications to be developed , according to him can help solve day-to-day problems in the IT sectors.
According to him, they have targeted 10 Junior High Schools from the 10 regions in Ghana.
He mentioned that, individuals who attend the project and pass in the process will be opened to diverse opportunities in the ICT world.
According to him, as challenging as coding might be, it can also be enjoyable and highly beneficial.
This he said, is because the training will give individuals the opportunity to acquire new skills, new technology as well as build up their desires in picking up an ICT career path.
Mr. Adu Gyan thanked the First Lady of Ghana, the Deputy Minister of Communication and other dignitaries present for honouring their invitation.