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MainOne Backs initiatives To Teach Girls Software Skills

Posted: Jul 21, 2015 at 12:15 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

MainOne, leading communication Services Company, has for the second year, backed the Women Technology Empowerment Centre’s Technology Camp. The 2015 Technology Camp is a two-week technology education and mentoring programme designed to help girls develop an early interest in computers and other information technology.

Speaking at the press conference announcing the event, MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke, who was represented by Temitope Osunrinde noted the under-representation of women in the technology industry currently at a 7:3 ratio, as shown in global Technology Industry reports and stressed the need for concerted efforts to reverse this imbalance.

Osunrinde referenced the 2015 Technovation Challenge World Pitch held at San Francisco in the USA where four Nigerian girls clinched $10,000 after beating finalists from India, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia with their mobile app, Discardious, which seeks to tackle the refuse disposal challenge in Nigeria.

He urged for concerted activities to encourage young females to take up Technology Careers, and also highlighted the opportunities the industry offers women in making meaningful contributions to society through relevant, cutting-edge innovative solutions.