On Monday, 10th of August 2020, the much-anticipated opening ceremony of the Soronko Rotary Girls Coding Project came off.
The project which is in collaboration with Rotary Club Limburgerhof/Vorderpfalz and Rotary Club of Accra-Airport
with support from Rotary International was launched by Rotarian President Nana Gyamfi.
20 young women were selected to be part of the first cohort. Before the opening ceremony, there was as an orientation session. The participants were allocated laptops to take an initial digital skills assessment test in the bid to help the academy better understand their digital skill-level. As part of the project, 10 new laptops were procured to ensure that each young woman is assigned a personal laptop to be used for the duration on the class.
After the president’s address, there was a presentation of 100 face masks donated by the Rotary Club of Accra-airport.
We had a special video message from Daniel Schmid of Rotary Club of Limburgerhof/Vorderpfalz. As a way of ensuring the sustainability of the project, and also to provide the opportunity for the participants to gain some practical experience, Rotarian Holger Adam outlined some details of the post-training Business Solution Centre. The project beneficiaries would work at the business solution services providing B2B digital services to businesses in Accra.
The ceremony ended with hearing from the ladies on why they wanted to be a part of the program and what they hoped to do with their new digital skills. There were post-event networking activities which included some delicious lollipop pancakes from Petite Dejeuner. All-in-all, it was a successful opening ceremony.
Special thanks to all the partners for making this happen