International Telecommunication Union
Geneva, Switzerland, 2016, April 28
In collaboration with Expanding Your Horizons (a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing STEM experiences to middle and high school girls interested in STEM activities and careers), schools from Geneva have been actively involved in organizing their own hands-on workshops in the lead up to Girls in ICT Day for inspiring local school girls to become ICT creators with the support of experts from ITU, UNOSAT, Futurekids and Techspark Academy. Please find below the lis of workshops organized this year:
|Collège-Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire||Scratch||Techspark Academy||Wed March 30|
|Institut Florimont||Scratch||Techspark Acamedy||Wed April 6|
|British School of Geneva||Lego Mindstorm Robots||ITU||Wed April 13|
|Open session held at University of Geneva ||Raspberry Pi||FutureKids||Sat April 16|
|International School of Geneva||3D satellite mapping||UNOSAT||Wed April 20|
Then, on 28 April, 61 girls who particpated in the school workshops along with their teachers and workshop organizers were invited to the ITU HQ for a half day celebration where they had the opportunity to present through an exhibit their work and what they learned during the workshops to the ITU officials, the diplomatic community, ITU Staff and ITU Delegates.
The event also included a speed mentoring session during which the girls had the opportunity to speak with and get inspired by women role models from the ICT sector.
During the ceremony, we were honored with the presence of ITU Deputy Secretary-General Mr Malcolm Johnson as well as H. E. Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, Permanent Representative of the United States of America. You can have access to their Opening Ceremony Speeches by clicking on these two links:
For more information on the event: