In an effort to empower girls and women in Information Communication Technology, a 'Girls Can Code' contest was organised for selected Basic Schools in the southern sector.
Six girls from each selected basic schools in Eastern, Greater Accra, Volta, Central and Western Regions presented their projects at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) from Friday, November 30 to Monday, December 3, 2018.
Six girls from Trinity Presby Model School, Adweso- Koforidua namely: Julia Duncan Glavee, Abigail Enyonam Agbogbo, Lois Abordo Nuerki, Abena Korantemaa Ohene Agyei, Adwoa Baah Ofori Asare and Jennifer Awako were selected to represent their school and Eastern Region.
The six girls who represented Trinity Presby Model School, Adweso-Koforidua in a group photograph at AITI-KACE, Accra.
The programme was attended by many dignitaries including the Mr Stephen Baffoe-Director of Finance and Administration, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Mrs Benedicta Seidu-Director, Girls Education Unit, GES and a host of others.
After the presentation of the projects by participants from the five regions from the southern sector, participants from the Trinity Presby Model Schools were selected to represent the southern sector.
Two of their projects were selected and chosen to represent the southern sector for the impending National Contest. The projects were Website on Girls-Girls Fashion and Quiz Game on Countries and their Capitals.
A section of the dignitaries in a group photograph with all the girls who represented their schools at the southern sector contest at AITI-KACE, Accra.
The Headmistress, Ms Vivian Obuobisa-Darko organized a ceremony to honour the students who represented the school on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, a day which coincided with the 190th Anniversary of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
The ceremony was held at the ICT Centre of the School at Koforidua-Adweso.
Present at the simple ceremony were the Girl Child Coordinator at the New Juaben Municipal Education Office, Ms Benedicta M Addo, Girl Child and Guidance and Counseling Coordinator at Presby Education Unit Office, Eastern Region, Mrs Vida Nkansa-Kyeremateng and other dignitaries.
Pastor Duncan Glavee, a patron of Girls Can Code project of the School presenting the Certificate awarded to the school for their participation in the Girls Can Code contest at AITI-KACE, Accra to the Headmistress of the School, Ms Vivian Obuobisa-Darko during the ceremony.
The Girl Child Coordinator at the New Juaben Municipal Education Office, Ms Benedict M. Addo in a short address praised the six girls who represented the school and region for heroics and encouraged them to keep working hard to excel in the national contest next year.
On her part, the Girl Child and Guidance and Counseling Coordinator at Presby Education Unit Office, Eastern Region Mrs Vida Nkansa-Kyeremateng lauded the efforts of the students and urged them to go the extra mile and win the national and international contest in the near future.
The certificates of participation which were given to the representatives of the school and the school by the organisers of the Girls Can Code contest in Accra were officially presented to all the six students and the Headmistress of the School by the dignitaries present.
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