To celebrate girls in ICT Day this year, Womenintechmv is partnering with Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) to organize a virtual tour called the “NextGenGirls” for the young girls of secondary and higher secondary schools in Maldives. The event is supported by the Ministry of Education. The event will be held on 20th, 21st and 22nd of April 2021. The aim of the event is to inspire young girls to choose ICT as a prospective career path by introducing them to different organizations working in the ICT field. 11 organizations throughout Maldives; from government, public and private sector, are joining as facilitators in this tour to share their opportunities.
The objective of conducting this event is to showcase various ICT professions in these organizations in order to widen the girls’ knowledge about the field. Also the organizations will showcase some of the digital products developed by Maldivians tech professionals to inspire the girls. The organizations are expected to present their teams, products, services related to ICT during the online sessions dedicated for each of the organizations.
International Girls in ICT Day is a global movement led by International Telecom Union (ITU) to empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs, by organizing activities to celebrate the day on and around 22 April 2021.
Girls in ICT Day was first celebrated in Maldives in 2019, whereby Women in Tech Maldives organised several events including giving assembly speeches along with partner organizations in 25 schools across the country, Company visits and training events.
This event is going to be a part of the annual international event held by the ITU to mark the day.