In a bid to encourage Kenyan girls to embrace ICT, Cisco played host to a group of 26 girls aged between 14-18 years.
All this took place during an event dubbed ‘Girls in ICT Day’ that was launched in 2010.
The 26 girls from various institutions were mentored by representatives from from Global Peace Foundation, Safaricom and UNESCO, and encouraged to embrace ICT careers and reap from the male-dominated sector.
Hital Muraj, Corporate Affairs Manager, East and Central Southern Africa, said, “At Cisco, we take our commitment to making ICT career opportunities open to all seriously. We understand the value of a diverse workforce, and believe that many more girls would pursue careers in ICT if they were better informed about the many different types of jobs available within the sector.”
The Girls in ICT Day is an annual day of activities organized by the International Telecommunications Union aimed at improving the understanding of careers in ICT among girls.
Currently in its 4th year, global momentum around Girls in ICT Day continues to grow with over 100 countries touted to hold events hosted by governments, private sector and NGOs in 2014.