The third cohort of the Soronko Rotary Girls Coding Project kicked off with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, 19th January 2021 at Soronko Academy. The project is in partnership with Rotary Club Accra Airport and Rotary Club of Limburgerhof / Vorderpfalz.
The ceremony started at 11 am, with representatives of the Rotary Club Accra Airport, Staff of Soronko Academy and the participants of the program in attendance. The event kicked off with an opening prayer from the H.R of Soronko Academy, Madam Annette Agyare, followed by the welcome address by the CEO of Soronko Academy, Mrs Regina Honu who also acted as the moderator of the event. In Mrs Honu’s address, she mentioned that young women need to imagine what the Future of Work would be and how they can leverage technology to create solutions in their communities. She also shared success stories and testimonials of past beneficiaries of the Soronko Rotary Coding Girls Project and encouraged all selected applicants to remain motivated and enthused about the journey ahead of them.
Mr John Totoe, Rotarian Past President gave a keynote address on some of the social responsibilities the Rotary Club has undertaken in Ghana and across the Globe. He spoke on how Soronko Academy over the years, has demonstrated an outstanding passion and drive to equip more women in Ghana with digital skills and opportunities. He added that the Soronko Rotary Girls Coding project is a laudable initiative that has empowered and inspired young women to harness the potential of the digital sector for employment.
As part of the training, participants would have access to E-Counseling Resources to support their mental and physical wellbeing. Mrs Rovaughna Richardson, the E-Counsellor delivered a presentation on e-counselling services and its benefit in improving self-confidence and self-awareness in girls. She encouraged the beneficiaries to sign up for counselling sessions when need be.
The participants were thankful to have been selected and shared some of their expectations and targets for the program.
In closing, Mrs Regina Honu thanked the Rotary Club of Limburgerhof/Vorderpfalz and Rotary Club of Accra Airport for the great partnership and hard work in making this project a success. She added that after the program, beneficiaries would be given the opportunity to intern at the Soronko Business Solution Center and have access to career advisory opportunities.