Girls In Ict Campaign 2019
In conjunction with International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) Girls in ICT Day celebration, the School of Computer Sciences, USM in collaboration with Telebort will launch the . The campaign aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in ICT, thus enabling both girls and technology companies to reap the benefits of greater female participation in the ICT sector in Malaysia.
The campaign consists of a series of workshops to be hosted at a few selected primary schools in Penang. The task force led by Dr. Jasy Liew, Dr. Teh Je Sen and Dr. Azleena Mohd Kassim and advised by Dr. Rosni Abdullah was set up to plan and organize the workshop and campaign together with Mr. Kee Chong Wei, the CEO of Telebort.
We will first launch the campaign with our first "Animation Using Scratch Workshop" on 25 April 2019 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) hosted at SJK (C) Union. The event will be participated by 28 girls between the ages of 10 - 12 years old from 5 selected primary schools: SJK (C) Union, SK Perempuan Methodist, SK Perempuan Island, SJK (C) Perempuan China and SJK (C) Heng Ee.
This campaign also provides our own students a good opportunity to step up and volunteer as mentors in encouraging primary school girls to pick up ICT skills. We hope you can help us spread the words about the event. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you are interested to be part of or contribute to future events in the Girls in ICT Campaign 2019.
Check out our Girls in ICT Day event on the ITU map: https://www.itu.int/…/Women-and-Girls/Gir…/Pages/Portal.aspx.
Our heartfelt gratitude to L'Oréal Malaysia for supporting and sponsoring our first workshop. The flyer for the event is also included below.