About 27 brilliant but needy girls in selected from deprived primary schools in five districts in the Northern Region have undergone training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Tamale.
The pupils were selected by the Ghana Education Service (GES) in partnership with Savannah Signatures, a local non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working in the three regions in the north and some parts of the Volta Region to promote girl child education and health.
The selected districts included Sawla, East Mamprusi, Tolon, Sagnerigu and some rural schools in the Tamale metropolis.
The week-long training programme, funded by Savannah Signatures with support from IBIS Ghana and Alliance for Strengthening Education in Ghana (ASEG), enabled the girls to learn how to use a computer, Microsoft Word, create e-mails and perform other basic tasks with the computer.
Abdul Rashid Imoro, Programmes Officer in Charge of Education at Savannah Signature, told Joy News that the idea of the programme is to promote girl-child-education in ICT in the region.
Beneficiary pupils expressed their gratitude to organizers for equipping their knowledge in ICT which before the training was a huge challenge.