"We and Technology", It is
the special event that the National Institute for Research and
Training in Telecommunications of the National Engineering
University, INICTEL-UNI, held this April 26 as part of the
celebrations for the International Telecommunications Day.
60 girls in public educational
institutions of San Martin de Porres and Independencia (districts of
Lima) will participate in workshops on electronics, robotics and
CANSat (Bases to build a small satellite). Also, they visited the
UNI-INICTEL facilities, laboratories and attend videoconferences with
professional women in the ICT field residing abroad.
The attendees could talk to engineers in
telecommunications and experience the site of women in this sector.
Through this event they want to promote in Peru the use of
Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs on women and girls,
as a tool to integrate a gender equality perspective.
This year's theme "Women and girls
in ICT" has been chosen by the International Telecommunication
Union (ITU), United Nations agency, to celebrate the "World Day
of Telecommunications and Information Society" . Moreover, in
this way promotes the 2010 designation of the ITU, in which every
fourth Thursday of April an event takes place before the central
celebrations of May 17.
(Source: INICTEL - Peru)