The International Girls’ in ICT Day is on the 25. of April 2013 this year. It is an initiative backed by ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) 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 (ICTs).
The VSA will contribute by organising the first awarenet Open Day in Grahamstown. The Joza community and especially the girls and theirs mothers are invited to come to CM Vellem Higher Primary School between 1 and 3pm (on Friday 26/04/13, due to organisational constraints) to find out what can be done with awarenet, what the benefits are and how they can join. Further, we want to encourage more teachers to use awarenet to enhance their teaching.
Format: There will be a welcome desk, where visitors will receive general information. An awarenet coordinator and several volunteers will be present in the lab along with learners from CM Vellem School to present awarenet, its 3rd party content and the learners’ awarenet projects via the projector and single computers. Visitors can join awarenet on the day and – by participating actively – win prizes. There are no entry fees or charges.
We are looking forward to meet all the new girls and their families!