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Мероприятия в рамках Международного дня "Девушки в ИКТ" 2015 года

Office of the Regulator (OOTR)

Apia, Samoa, 2015, April 23

   

Samoa as a member of ITU is part of this celebration and on Thursday 23rd April 2015 joins other ITU Member States in celebrating the International Girls in ICT Day. To celebrate this Day, the Office of the Regulator (OOTR) in collaboration with its’ stakeholders facilitated a one day workshop program which include an Essay writing competition, text competition and debates on ICT related topics. Prizes for the various activities have been kindly donated by our local ICT companies and our local partners. These prizes including a laptop, a Ipad, tablets, cell phones, printers, electrical appliances, gift vouchers, internet access cards, gift packs and cash. These activities are targeting young girls at Yr 12 and Yr 13 and we hope that this will boost their desire to consider ICT as their future career.

The keynote address of the Girls in ICT Day was delivered by Afioga Faimalotoa Kolokika Stowers, Associate Minister of Communications and Information Technology. Afioga Faimalotoa is the former CEO of Radio 2AP, the first ever radio and long serving AM radio station in Samoa. Faimalotoa spent all her working life with the media and was one of the pioneers of radio broadcasting. The Regulator Donnie De Freitas presented the prizes of the winning essay competition. The workshop featured interactive presentations from various ICT companies and other OOTR partners. Participants of the day include 10 girls from 10 colleges around the Apia Area, the invitation was limited to Colleges at town area due to limited budget but we are hoping to extend the invitation to Colleges around Upolu and Savaii next year. The Essay competition though was extended to all respective Colleges around Samoa and all Colleges were invited to participate. There were 40 entries submitted for two categories, Yr 12 level and Yr 13 Level. The following were the results of the competition together with their prizes won.

The Essay should focus on answering the question WHY is it fewer females undertaking ICT as a career and HOW we can change this trend and get more females interested in venturing into ICT Industry?

Yr 13

1. Jessica Jemimah Mele Lesa – Robert Louis Stevenson College

laptop (BSL), 1 Breville Waffle Maker (CSL) , $200 cash (Westpac), 1 Voucher - Handset, SIM & $20 echarge valued at $500 (Bluesky)

2. Lina Schwalger – LDS Church College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

3. Angel Meredith – Samoa College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

4. Gataiala Maryanne Penn – St Marys College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

5. Hope Chrichton – St Marys College

1 Tablet (Island Rock)

Yr 12

1. Aunoa Uele – Samoa College

1 mini Ipad (OOTR), Breville Juice Fountain (CSL) $200 cash (Westpac) 1 phone (SSAB)

2. Elizabeth Fatupaito – Avele College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

3. Siaganoa Tupai – LDS College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

4. To’eseleisa Paione – Lefaga College

1 Tablet (Digicel)

5. Jacqueline Vailili Tuioti Mariner – St Marys College

1 Tablet (Island Rock)

School with most entries won a printer donated by SSAB (Samoa Stationery and Books)

Text Competition

Won by Elisha Leavai (RLSS College) she won a tablet sponsored by SSAB

This was the phrase to text in, it was from ITU’s Recommendation ITU-R M.2012

“Specification 1.2.2.2.24 TS 22.220 defines the service requirements for the basic functionalities for the support of Home NodeB (HNB) and Home eNodeB (HeNB) – jointly referred to as H(e)NB”

Debates :

Debate 1

Debate Topic – “Internet access for schools should discourage to prevent cybercrime”

RLSS vs Saint Marys College

Winning Team St Marys – They won 3 Lavaspot cards 5 hours each they can use at CSL café or any of their Lavaspot places where available, $200 (Westpac), 3 Gift packs (Bluesky)

Loosing Team RLSS - 3 Lavaspots cards 5 hours each they can use at CSL café or any of their Lavaspot places where available (CSL) , $100 (Westpac)

Debate 2

Debate Topic - “Students should allow to use mobile phones during school hours ”

Samoa College vs Avele College

Winning Team Samoa College – They were given 3 Lavaspots cards 5 hours each they can use at CSL café or any of their Lavaspot places where available, $200 (Westpac), 3 Gift packs (Bluesky)

Loosing Team RLSS - 3 Lavaspots cards 5 hours each they can use at CSL café or any of their Lavaspot places where available, $100 (Westpac

  
  
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