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International Girls in ICT Day 2016 events

​​​​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:

Workshop Agenda

SchoolWorkshopTrainingDate
Collège-Lycée International de Ferney-VoltaireScratchTechspark AcademyWed March 30
Institut FlorimontScratchTechspark AcamedyWed April 6
British School of GenevaLego Mindstorm RobotsITUWed April 13
Open session held at University of Geneva  Raspberry PiFutureKidsSat   April 16
International School of Geneva3D satellite mappingUNOSATWed 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:

  
  
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