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Digicel (Guyana) helps promote ICT among Guyanese girls

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015, 22:34 by GxMedia

Digicel (Guyana) teamed up with the country’s National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) headquarters to promote and observe ‘Girls in ICT Day’, the phone company said in a statement.

‘Girls in ICT’ is an initiative of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is a global effort to raise awareness on empowering and encouraging girls and young women to consider studies and careers in Information Communication Technologies  (ICTs).

 The theme for this year’s  ‘Girls in ICT Day’ was “Expanding Horizons, Changing Attitudes”.

This year Digicel partnered with two organizations,The National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) and the Caricom Secretariat, in their effort to bring ICT awareness to our girls and young women in Guyana.

“Digicel is more than pleased to be associated with the girls in ICT initiative, not only this year but every other year that we would have partnered with the NFMU and now The Caricom Secretariat. We will continue to support ventures like these in an effort to bring ICTto the fore.Our business is Telecommunications and pushing ICT to girls ensures a solid future for women in the sector” said Digicel’s Chief Technical Officer, Ryan Sinclair.

This is the second year that Digicel has partnered with the NFMU in supporting their girls in ICT observances. During a Symposiumthat was held on April 23rd at North Ruimveldt Multilateral School each of the girls presentreceived a flash drivesponsored by Digicel. The flash drives contained useful information that was presented.

During the Caricom Secretariat’s workshop, which was held on April 30th,  Digicel and other organizations were invited to have more of an interactive session with the girls who participated in the one day event.

One hundred and twenty five students and teachers from ten schools in Guyana were part of the day’s activities which included Skype conferences with the Caricom Youth Ambassadors and interactions with girls from Jamaica and Belize.