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Girls in ICT Day

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2015 | 4:08 PM
Rudolph Brown/Photographer Julian Robinson, (centre) Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Minning, Walter Bender, facilitator and Pearlene Crawford, senior teacher showing the students how to use coding during the Jamaican Girls Coding/ International Girls in ICT Day. The Jamaican Girls Coding programme is aimed at narrowing the existing gender gap with regards to the participation of women in ICT careers; through allowing girls to develop the confidence and competencies to participate at every level of the ICT sector. It is also intended to cultivate crucial skills such as public speaking, leadership and innovation and entrepreneurship during a workshop at Start Up Jamaica at JNBS on Duke Street in Kingston last Thursday.