VOiCE gives women a say in ICT

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VOiCE empowers women

?..by providing ICT training to under-privileged women

By Abubakari Seidu Ajarfor,VOiCE empowers women

VOiCE in Community Empowerment, a Non- Governmental Organisation (NGO) has provided free ICT training to about 20 young women in the Ayawaso East area.

The program which gathered young females with little knowledge in Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills trained them on the basic skills in computer usage.

The three day event was organized by Voice in Community Empowerment (VOiCE) in collaboration with Kanda Career Training Institute under the theme ?Empowering Women for Socio-economic Development? in Accra.

Participants, after the training were given certificates of completion in courses that will allow them use the computer for research and other work related services.VOiCE empowers women

Young women particularly those challenged in ICT knowledge were encouraged to take good use of the opportunity in order learn how to use a computer to upgrade and enhance their career.

Participants took delight in going through the training series and were seriously learning their lessons since most have been left behind in the world of ICT and technology advanced age.

The Executive Director, George Abagna told the Punch in an interview that the training program was borne out of the VOiCE women empowerment week that seeks to provide basic ICT training to under-privilegeD women and students to become computer literate.

According to him, participants have upgraded their knowledge in basic ICT and with that opportunity they can comfortably use the computer to surf around the internet for relevant information.

The founder and Board Chairman, VOiCE, Ahmed Mustapha Yaajalaal told Punch that over years VOiCE have, in collaboration with Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) organized a community youth forum that brought many youth leaders within Nima-Maamobi community to brainstorm on the challenges and difficulties facing the youth and community at large.

According to him, they held the Annual Midwives? celebration with the Greater Accra Midwives Association with targeted girls, young and adult ladies in the community to educate them on maternal and reproductive health and family planning.VOiCE empowers women

Ahmed Mustapha Yaajalaal also known as Shaban added that during the Ramadan festival period, they with support from MCI organized an effective ?Pre-Ramadan? clean up exercise in collaboration with waste management company, zoolion and Nima-Maamobi Mothers? Club.

VOiCE is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit youth organisation (NGO) aimed at facilitating the implementation of socio-economic and developmental projects in the East Ayawaso Sub-metro area through concerted volunteerism from their capable and committed youth.

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