Dominica observes Girls in ICT Day 2013

ictDominica joined the rest of the international community in observing Girls in ICT Day on Thursday April 25th under the theme: “Girls to Invent for the Future”.

Established through a formal resolution by the International Telecommunication Union in 2010, the annual event aims to create a global environment that empowers girls and young women pursuing careers in the ICT field.

Minister responsible for ICT’s Ambrose George in an address to mark the day’s observance encouraged young people to pursue careers in the field of ICT.

“There are many choices of areas where you can work. This ranges from the commercial sector and Government agencies, to not-for-profit sectors and research,” the Minister said.

He continued, “You can also work as a consulting professional or even set  up your own e-business, you can provide ICT solutions to the local real estate agency or hotels or to Utility companies here and in the region or to a multinational financial company.”

He noted that as a trained ICT Proffessional, one could work anywhere and the skills gained will be transferable throughout his or her career.

With the focus of the day being on girls in ICT, the Minister made a special appeal for girls to get involved in the field of ICT.

“Today, as we celebrate ‘Girls in ICT Day’ and embrace the theme ‘Girls to invent for the Future’, I invite you to walk through the open door of ICT into a realm of new horizons and new relationships,” he said.

“Design your future!” proclaimed Minister George, “If you desire success then create it! If you want to make a difference then design your future!”

ICT jobs are consistently ranked among the top 20 careers with the best pay and best long term prospects, and the technology industry remains one of the world’s most robust sectors, creating strong ongoing demand for young tech-professionals.

To this end, the Government of Dominica has been working at its vision of ensuring that the island’s human resources are globally competitive and knowledge based in the field of ICT’s.

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 27, 2013

    Hell has no fury, like a man scorned.

  2. no way
    April 26, 2013

    Girls in ICT? Is that a fancy new slang word for kitchen?

  3. FuturePolitician
    April 25, 2013

    As a young woman in the ICT field, it’s not an easy road. People will often look down on you because they see ICT as a man’s job. Many times you will get discouraged because the boys may seem to know it all. And you barely getting it. You have to courage and a quick mind to make it as woman in this field.

    • Rupert
      April 25, 2013

      Leave IT to the men…an study your politics…

    • Yep
      April 26, 2013

      I couldn’t agree with you more. To be set apart you have to be twice as good as the guys. But it is very rewarding and encourage any young woman to do it.

  4. Kamchatka
    April 25, 2013

    What about boys in ICT? When will the Boys in ICT be observed/celebrated?

    Males with common sense, I hope y’all are able to detect a cleverly hidden agenda by an entity out there which is attempting to completely eliminate the male human being from all major aspects of the society. That agenda is however well disguised under the title Gender Equality.

    Keep y’all eyes open alright………..

    • Channel 1
      April 25, 2013

      @Kamchatka – Well said!! This particular agenda you are referring to is subtly pushing a doctrine of feminization of the young males in society.

      Imagine some schools having sports day with cricket, football etc and making it mandatory for a boys cricket team to include at least two girls. What utter rubbish!!! If dem girls want to play cricket, tell dem go and form their own cricket team and play among themselves.

      Folks, stop this dilution of the male entity!!

      Ohh and by the way, there is no such thing as Gender Equality especially by those who claim to be interested in such. The true name for these persons mission is Female Supremacy.

    • HUH
      April 26, 2013

      Seriously? This is what you think? Women in IT is by far the minority. We should be encouraging our young ladies to be more than nails, hair and make-up.

      How many young women do you know who are in this field in Dominica. Worldwide its only 25% down here its less than 1%. Don’t you think its high time to drag these girls out.

      • Kamchatka
        April 26, 2013

        @Huh – But who you want to blame for the fact that the body of a growing number of modern day young women is nearly 60% fake as dem have so many false appendages now on their person.

        Soon, young men will have to engage the Rapid River test in order to know truly what their prospective wife or girlfriend really looks like.

        That Rapid River test involves taking the prospective wife/girlfriend into a river with turbulent water and briefly but gently and carefully immerse her in it and then look upon the being that emerges from the river rapids in order to see the real person.

    • me
      April 26, 2013

      Amen seems it is only important to boost the girls/women and forget the boys/men

  5. Castle Bruce
    April 25, 2013

    I can’t believe I read this and no mention was made of those Girls in ICT in Dominica, especially as a girl currently heading that.

    • Wesley
      April 25, 2013

      Because she is totally incompetent heading the unit. That is why. It is only because she is well connected up there and have people protecting her she still there. Ask any public servant…and they’ll tell you is pure nonsense that happening in ICT in government because of 1 person.

      • Castle Bruce
        April 26, 2013

        You sound like a hater. No one is totally incompetent. Give it up

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