GIRL POWER!

Melanie

Author of this post:

CBS Project Manager Melanie

 

Since some few months, the CBS GIRLS’ CLUB meets every weekend. Main component of the girls’ club currently is a free computer training for teenage girls: “ICT for GIRLS!”. Even though ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is an official subject in Primary School and Junior High School in Ghana, most schools in our area here do not have well-equipped ICT labs. This results in rather boring theoretical classes in front of a blackboard, copying notes about computer hardware and software, computer user ethics and various computer programmes. But in most schools, it is only on rare occasions that the students get the opportunity to work on the computer themselves.

During the “ICT for GIRLS” classes, this is completely different! After a short introduction, it’s all about exercise, exercise, exercise! It’s so amazing to see the huge progress the girls make in just eight weeks!

Today, I am sharing a photo with text which our GIRLS’ CLUB member Shaddy-Grace chose and arranged. Shaddy-Grace is 12 years old and and Junior High School student in the second year. From a database of pictures of the computer classes, Shaddy-Grace selected a picture of her and a friend and inserted a caption:

shaddygrace

More pictures selected by other participants will follow soon!

About the author:
Melanie is a social anthropologist and holds a MA in Development Studies with a focus on Local Development Strategies from the distinguished Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She is a qualified trainer of youth leaders in Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation and has led youth projects in Switzerland, Ghana and Kenya.
Melanie is a Co-Founder of CBS Business School and the Co-President of Sono
Foundation Switzerland.

 

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