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MTN Ghana commits to Girls-in-ICT project, aims to empower future

The Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer at MTN Ghana, Adwoa Afriyie Wiafe has shared her thoughts on the company's dedication to the Girls in ICT initiative and their sustained support from 2021 to 2024.

According to her, MTN Ghana has been a steadfast partner to the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation in driving the Girls in ICT program.

Addressing Journalists at the National Girls-in-ICT day in Accra, Madan Wiafe emphasized the significance of this partnership, stating, "MTN Ghana is committed to supporting the Ministry in this innovative program because it holds immense potential for the future. We aim to see this initiative transform the landscape of digital education for young girls."

Reflecting on the sustainability of this support, she added, "The Ministry’s efforts in this regard are commendable, and as long as we can, MTN will continue to back these initiatives.

She understand that the Ministry will keep evolving this program, and we are ready to discuss future strategies to enhance its impact."

MTN Ghana's focus on digitalization is evident in its substantial contributions towards bridging the digital divide.

Madam Wiafe passionately spoke about the journey towards this objective, stating,

"Every girl we train brings us a step closer to bridging the digital divide. Over the years, we've trained approximately 14,000 girls, and today, we are training an additional 1,000. This relentless effort showcases our commitment to digital inclusivity."

Addressing the young girls who have yet to participate in the program, Ms. Wiafe advised, "Work hard and take your training seriously.

The financial commitment from MTN Ghana between 2021 and 2024 stands at an impressive 15.6 million Ghanaian cedis.

This investment has facilitated the training of 9,000 girls and 900 teachers in essential ICT skills such as coding, website design, game development, and animation development.

MTN Ghana's Girls in ICT program has made a substantial impact across various regions, including North-East, Western-North, Ahafo, Bono-East, Bono, Savannah, Northern, Eastern, and Greater Accra.

Each of these regions has witnessed a transformation in digital education, empowering young girls to envision a future in technology.

She disclosed thst MTN Ghana's dedication to the Girls in ICT initiative was not just about numbers; it is about creating opportunities, inspiring future leaders, and making a lasting impact on the digital landscape of Ghana.

Madam Wiafe aptly put ""We believe in the power of education and technology to change lives, and we are committed to ensuring that no girl is left behind in this digital revolution."

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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