As part of activities to support efforts to control malaria in Ghana, the MTN Ghana Foundation supported the National Malaria Control Programme to commemorate World Malaria day.
The 2019 World Malaria Day was marked with a sensitization and screening exercise at Somanya, in the Eastern Region under the theme “Zero Malaria Starts with Me.”
A day after the celebration at Somanya, the MTN Ghana Foundation partnered with Soronko Academy to organize a mentorship session for female students of the La Bawaleshie Presby Junior High School.
The initiative was organized to mark this year’s International Day for ‘Girls in ICT Day’; a day set aside by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to encourage girls to take up careers in ICT. The global theme of “Expand horizons, change attitudes” was complemented with a localised theme, “What I wish I knew when I was 16; Inspiring the next generation of Women in ICT”.
In the opening remarks, the Senior Manager for Corporate Communications for MTN Ghana, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu, said “we seek to create fair opportunities for all and also encourage girls to take up the challenge of transforming societies by acquiring the necessary skills in ICT.
The girls from the La Bawaleshie Presby Junior High School engaged with a five-member team of female technocrats and engineers from MTN Ghana who shared inspiring career stories in the technology industry. The female employees encouraged the pupils to embrace opportunities in the digital space and find rewarding careers.