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International Girls in ICT Day 2012 events

​​​​​​​National Institute for Research and Training in Telecommunications of the National Engineering University​​

Lima, Peru, 2012, April 26​

"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) participated in workshops on electronics, robotics and CANSat (Bases to build a small satellite). Also, they visited the UNI-INICTEL facilities, laboratories and attended videoconferences with professional women in the ICT field residing abroad.

The attendees could talk to engineers in telecommunications and share experiences on-site with women in this sector. Through this event they wanted to promote  the use of Information and Communication Technologies - ICTs on women and girls in Peru, as a tool to integrate a gender-balanced perspective.

Conclusions

  • Great experience !
  • 60 Girls will consider a career in ICT
  • Teachers learned more about ICT sector
  • Other institutions are interested to replicate
  • Should monitor the impact

Roxana Moran Morales
R&D Department
​​​​rmoran@inictel-uni.edu.pe

  
  
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