FAME Commemorates Girls in ICT Day
In commemoration of the 2017 edition of International Girls in ICT day, FAME has called on Nigerians to educate young girls, by teaching them the importance of technology.
FAME is a gender biased Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) set up to seek better living for women and girls.
Speaking via a press release, founder of the NGO, Aderonke Bello, stressed the importance of technology and internet accessibility for the girl-child from age seven upward.
“Nigerians should ensure that every girl-child is computer literate, they must be shown the tools to use in technology and also, internet access, these can help them use ICT for development and empower them to develop interest in digital technology,” she says.
However, she called on parents, teachers, guardians, schools, individuals, and leaders to teach every girl-child about ICT.
“I have spent most of my adult life, advocating for every girl-child to be educated, on this day, however, I am calling on parents, guardian, schools, individuals to ensure that every girl-child is computer literate, teach her the importance of technology, give her the access to use the internet positively, regardless of her race, religion, tribe, status, and language spoken.
“It is a digital age, and the computer literacy of every girl-child is important and required,” she concludes.