Intel through their ‘She Will Connect’ program have launched a radio show and a features column that is aimed at providing digital literacy skills to women and girls in Nigeria, Vanguard reports. The move is part of Intel’s efforts in empowering women and girls by enabling them to pick up skills in digital literacy through new, innovative and scalable models.
In line with this, the radio show, ‘She Will Connect Radio Show’ is targeted at young girls and women and will help them access an innovative combination of digital literacy training, online peer network and gender relevant content. Adim Isiakpona, the Public Relations and Marketing Manager of Intel West Africa said that the program is expected to bring millions of women online while reducing the gap in Internet access and digital literacy skills in young women by up to 50%. He elaborated that girls and women are an important part in the growth of any economy and that the She Will Connect program has gone a long way in trying to reach these girls and women and empower them to do more. He insisted that Intel would continue to drive momentum for the program and that they would try to use the radio show and the features column on Bella Naija to empower more girls.
The face and voice of the She Will Connect program, Titilope Sonuga, a Civil engineer, poet and actress, said that women and several girls through the Intel program have been enabled and connected to endless opportunities that abound online. She said:
“Working with strategic NGOs, we have equipped girls and women with digital skills, from basic knowledge of computer operations, computer programming and software development. We are optimistic that the She Will Connect radio show on Women FM and the blog posts will further address gender relevant issues and help to close the technology gender gap”.
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