Telecommunications Company, Huawei has held a closing ceremony for its 2022 Edition of the seeds for the future digital skills training programme where 50 young girls learnt about the latest trends in digitalisation to enable them to explore how digital technologies could address common societal problems.
In his speech, the Managing Director for Huawei Ghana, Tommy Liang stated the subjects on which these students received training and noted that the purpose of the program was to empower young women.
He said "While in the program, these students received training in cutting-edge ICT technologies such as 5G, AI, Big Data, Cell Site Design, AR and VR. They also had the chance to be mentored by professionals during the Tech4Good program, and they created solutions to developmental challenges. As an all-girls edition, the program sought to empower and inspire young women to pursue careers in the male-dominated field of ICT."
He also urged the ladies to be innovative and excel in their future careers. Here he said; "I hope you have gained valuable insights and experiences, and I look forward to seeing you excel in your future careers. As you embark on the next chapter of your professional journeys, I want to encourage you to continue to learn, innovate, and strive for excellence".
Minister for Communications and Digitalization Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful also said that increasing access to digital tools can facilitate flexible working hours from either the home or the office, enabling women to combine their caregiving roles and careers effectively.
"I also believe that if we better understood the role of technology and the opportunities therein and find a better way to communicate it to our young girls, whiles at the same time showcasing female role models in the field, we stand a better chance of churning out more and more technology-focused young women. This has been our underlying principle and finds expression in our girl-focused initiatives," the Minister noted.
"As we continue to rely more and more on ICT in all aspects of our lives and the government continues to invest heavily in ICT infrastructure, it is essential that we prioritize cybersecurity and take steps to prevent and manage security threats as a way of protecting our investments," Ursula Owusu-Ekuful added.
Some deserving students who excelled in various fields in the programme were also awarded with cash prizes as well as Huawei-branded tablets, phones and watches.
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