Mobile Telecommunications giant, MTN has partnered Women in Tech Africa to train young women in mobile technology applications to solve societal challenges and needs. MTN, Women In Tech Africa Partner to Train Girls to Develop Apps.
The apps developed by the young women who hitherto knew no coding and computer programming. Encourage women to participate in coding and computer programming is also to encourage females, who have unquenchable interest in technology.
MTN, Women In Tech Africa Partner to Train Girls to Develop Apps
MTN partnered Women in Tech Africa, the largest women technology group based in Africa to train the girls in the development of the applications. The focus of the technology group is to set up Apps Camp to train young females in mobile Apps development. The creation of animations and other 3D applications to add value to the women that are trained.
Global project leader of Women In Tech Africa, Priscilla Adom Tawiah, believes promoting women in the field of technology is to make women leaders. Wherever they find themselves and to enable women to develop business and innovative ideas using the Apps they develop.
The group that placed first in the Apps Challenge that was organized after the training program, ‘E-Hub’, took home GHC 2500 as prize money.
The group developed an App that provides guidance and counseling services to children, parents, and teachers. The group that placed second also won GHC 1500, they developed an event management map and ticketing technology platform where event organizers can sign on to it to advertise their events.
Senior Manager at MTN, Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu :
The training of the young women is an integral part of empowering women to venture into many technological applications that are springing up on the market and to improve their businesses.
Since the launch of the MTN apps challenge, only guys have expressed interest in it.