A wonderful project!
Girls in ICT Rwanda is a group of women, young and old – professionals and students, who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and have come together to inspire more girls to join these exciting fields. It was founded in December 2011 when Rwanda decided to join the rest of the world in celebrating the international ITU Girls in ICT day which happens every last week of April.
It was started by a group of women entrepreneurs and professionals in partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT with the aim of raising awareness among young girls in high school to join ICT as a career in order to increase the percentage of women in the STEM fields.
For the past five years they have successfully held a Ms. Geek competition to inspire girls into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields and be part of solving the continent’s challenges using technology.