The International Girls in ICT Day is held every year on the 4th Thursday of April on which teenage girls and university students are invited to spend the day at the office of ICT companies and other organisations. The VSA participated for the last three years hosting an open awarenet sessions for girls (and determined boys) at the computer lab of the C.M. Vellem Higher Primary School.
Since the VSA office is now located in the JYH where we also have our own computer lab, we invited learners over and spent a whole day with the two most determined ones. Terri took Aphelele Plaatjie from C.M. Vellem (Grade 8) to several awarenet sessions and talked with her about the different tasks and her daily business as a social worker in the IT field. I spent the day with Thanduxolo Royi from Nombulelo High School (Grade 10). Since he is very interested but not experienced in computer science, we focused on basic computer skills. At the end of the day, both of them wrote a blog on awarenet about their experiences.
In total it was a very nice and fertile day where we tried to teach the two learners as much as possible. We are looking forward to participating in the coming years!