Rwandan Girls Inspired To Rise And Shine With ICT


price more about geneva;”>This time, cheapest celebrations were held at Lycée Notre Dame des Citeaux School where Rwanda’s leading women in ICT met young women and shared their experiences.

This year’s theme is “expanding horizons and changing attitudes.” Girls were encouraged to dream big using ICT to open the world up to them.

Rwanda’s first female pilot Esther Mbabazi spoke of the need for young Rwandan women to follow their dreams and never stop being passionate.

Other members of the panel included Rwanda Development Board’s Paula Ingabire, Lucy Mbabazi from Visa, Clarisse Ilibagiza from HeHe mobile and Akaliza Gara, owner of Shaking Sun – a software solutions company based in Kigali.

They formed a group called Girls in ICT Rwanda which consists of women of all ages working in the field ICT.

The group’s goal is to improve the current statistics regarding the numbers of women in the ICT sector as well as to alter the stereotype held by many young girls that ICT is a man’s field.

“As you are aware, the government is highly committed to promoting ICT as a key driver for rapid socio-economic development. We have put in place an enabling environment for girls to participate and benefit in ICT along with their brothers,” added Oda Gasinzigwa, Minister of Family and Gender Promotion.

International Girls in ICT Day is an initiative that was backed by the International Telecommunication Union Member States to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICT).


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