Intel canvasses technology empowerment for girl child
SILICON innovator, Intel has reiterated its resolve to bridge gender gap in technology by hosting female beneficiaries of ‘She Will Connect’ (SWC) programme in Lagos.
Speaking at the occasion, Group Manager, Corporate Affairs, Intel, Babatunde Akinola observed that access to technology has opened up a world of many opportunities for women and the girl child, adding that it is transforming their roles across the world.
Akinola explained that breaking the stereotypes on appropriate career paths for girls was critical to women’s economic empowerment and employment, noting that, “We started ‘She Will Connect’ with a mission to empower five million girls in the next five years. This is the first year running and we are excited that the initiative is already yielding fruits among the beneficiaries present today.”
He reiterated Intel’s commitment to constantly push for gender equality in the world of technology as well as equip young girls and women with digital literacy skills.
According to a statement, one of the beneficiaries, Opeyemi Anifowose, a Fashion designer expressed her gratitude to Intel for the initiative, stating that her participation at one of the training sessions had impacted greatly on her creativity.
The 26-year-old student of the University of Ibadan, who is also undergoing training in Fashion designing at the Lagos State Skills and Acquisition Centre, Lagos Island branch was quoted as saying “I participated in the training in May and since then, I have been applying what I learnt to my work. I now go online to research on latest trends in Fashion designing and learn how to make them by myself. I am happy I participated.”
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