ITU International Girls in ICT Day events by WITIN


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International Girls in ICT Day Celebrations 2024

APRIL – MAY 2024
WITIN expanded outreaches to Rivers, Edo, and Oyo states, impacting an additional: 285 girls with training in computational thinking,
leadership, entrepreneurship, online safety, coding, robotics, and career orientation; in partnership with GIZ, NCC, Google and the Edo State Government. 
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Address by ITU Secretary General

The International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April to create awareness on the need for more girls and women in ICT. An initiative backed by all ITU Member States in ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 70. This year’s theme for the Girls in ICT day celebrations is “Leadership“, to underscore the critical need for strong female role models in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. Read More >>

WITIN Team paid a courtesy visit to the Edo State Honourable Commissioner for Education on the 17th of April ahead of the 2024 International Girls in ICT Day celebrations in the state

WITIN Summit Girls in ICT Workshop/Outreach

During our 2023 Summit, 174 Girls from underserved communities physically attended WITIN summit as part of our 2023 #GirlsinICT celebration. They were introduced for the first time to Computational Thinking, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analysis with Power Bi. They were also introduced to Microsoft upskilling and reskilling career pathways. Girls also received swags from Google CrowdSource.  Outreaches are excellent opportunities to reach new schools. These girls would be co-opted into our new WITIN Girls Clubs as resources permit.

We are thankful to our Partners and Sponsors: NCC, MainOne, Tech4Dev, Microsoft.

Teachers Join our Girls in ICT Mentoring

WITIN’s Executive Director, Ms Martha Alade introduced about 30 teachers from all six geopolitical zones in Nigeria to the fascinating world of robotics. She was the facilitator in the Capacity Building Programme on Robotics for Teachers by the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation & Digital Economy. After the program, teachers were co-opted into our Girls in ICT mentoring program and our network.

Walk2Connect Walkathon for Meaningful Connectivity for Women & Girls

WITIN  organized #Walk2Connect walkathon across Nigeria to create awareness for #Meaningfulconnectivity for women and girls alongside the ITU

Digital Literacy and Online Safety Outreaches

As part of our Access, Digital Literacy and Online Safety Outreaches for Women & Girls in Remote, Rural and Underserved Communities; 10,075 girls were reached in Imo and Rivers States in February 2022.  Students learnt to prevent, identify and respond to cyberbullying.

Girls in ICT Day 2022 Celebrations

A case for out-of-school girls through Gender Transformative Education

Rabiatu Yahaya is 16 but only attended primary school till basic basic 3. She dropped out of school due to rising insecurity, poverty and long distance of school to her home. She supports her parents by hawking peanut oil, powder and cake.. She is one of the 15 girls we reached last week via our WomenPRIDE.Africa STEM Outreach in digital literacy. Girls were taught how to safely conduct business online using simple tools like Whatsapp. These girls, though out-of-school; are brilliant and willing to go back to school after going through basic digital literacy programs.

More Educators join our Mentoring Network for Girls

WITIN’s Executive Director, Mrs Martha Alade, posing with teachers after facilitating an AI workshop for the Digital Girls Club, A project by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Managed by WITIN. Teachers were coopted to WITIN’s mentoring network.

Breaking News

Secretary-General-elect of International Telecommunication Union Confirms Participation at WITIN 2022 Rural Women Celebrations

Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Secretary-General-elect, International Telecommunication Union

Doreen Bogdan-Martin; the Secretary-General-elect of International Telecommunication Union Confirms Participation at WITIN 2022 Rural Women Celebrations holding 14th – 15th of October 2022. She conveyed her participation to WITIN on 1st October 2022 and assured her virtual participation from Bucharest

Doreen Bogdan-Martin emerges Secretary-General of International Telecommunication Union; the first woman in 157 years

Doreen Bogdan-Martin
Secretary-General-elect, International Telecommunication Union

WITIN Congratulated Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin on her historic and phenomenal election as the next ITU Secretary-General! This is an inspiration to women and girls all over the world. We are overwhelmed with joy at this news and we strongly believe that our collective mission to close the gender digital divide would be accelerated.

Girls in ICT Day 2021 Celebrations - Post Covid

The intensive one-day  Bootcamp for girls was on Computational Thinking as we did not have sufficient STEM resources for hands-on. 

For our 2021 Girls in ICT Day celebrations; we had ICT bootcamp in our office, a Tweetchat using #WITINGirls and #GirlsinICT hashtags; the WINSTEM awards as well as Schools Outreaches. 

Girls in STEM - WinSTEM Contest and Awards

As part of our commitment to the global #HeforShe Movement and to mark the 2021 International Day of Women and Girls in Science; WITIN with the collective contribution of her 2020-2022 advisory board launched the Winning Women and Girls in STEM – WinSTEM Contest and Awards in February – see The contest was later named after Dr Chris Uwaje, also a member of our advisory board and a key ideator; to encourage and attract more men to be part of our #HeforShe movement in bringing and retaining more women and girls in STEM.

A total of 48 entries were received and winners selected in a 3-stage assessment. Winners were announced as part of our 2021 #GirlsinICT activities. Last week, WITIN hosted the winners and convener as prizes were presented to beneficiaries. Congrats to the winners and salute to our Advisory Board Members and WITIN Team who worked hard to make this project a huge success. Congrats to Dr Chris Uwaje👊 . Read More>> [external page]

International Day of the Girl Child Events

Our team in Kano state, North Central Nigeria, organized contests to mark this years International Day of the Girl Child. Winners were celebrated.

  • 497 girls reached with digital literacy in Oshodi-Isolo communities in Lagos state to commemorate  the 2021, International Day of the Girl Child. WITIN also recognized some of the NYSC members of Oshodi-Isolo local government, Lagos State, for their diligent service and contributions towards developing their community

Virtual Girls in ICT Day 2020 - Covid pandemic Lockdown

During the pandemic lockdown in 2020, 120 Girls attended our  #GirlsinICT online training on Web-development. Participants built and hosted their own websites after training.

Virtual International Day of the Girl Child Events

This year, we are inspiring girls ages 9-16 to shape their future as leaders in the #4ir this Sunday, October 11 as we mark the #DayOfTheGirl . Our slogan is “On your mark, Girls Go”. WITIN founder would speak on “The Future of Girls in the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4IR)” while our girls alumnae would share their exciting tech journey

86 Girls attended  our #DayOfTheGirl online workshop, inspiring them as future as leaders in the #4ir on October 11 

Nurturing Girls as Leaders in Tech

The formal closing ceremony of ​our STEM & #GirlsinICT​ “nurturing girls as leaders in tech” brought renowned dignitaries and held at the heart of the state of Osun under the high patronage of the Aragbiji of Iragbiji, His Royal Highness Oba Abdul Rashid Olabomi #Osun1000girls . 

Hosted by the First Lady, Alhaja Kafayat Olaitan Oyetola and special guest of honour, Hon Taiwo Olukemi Oluga; in partnership with SUBEB under the leadership of the Permanent Secretary  Alhaji Fatai Kolawale and director middle school affairs Mrs Arinola Kikelomo Oladimeji, Mrs. Olufunke Adeyeye Director Schools Services, Ministry Of Education. In attendance also was the state former commissioner for education, Kola Omotunde-Young . 

1000 girls in Osun State were nurtured as leaders in Tech at initial training, extended to 3,000

Africa Code Week eSkills4Girls Outreach

485 girls were trained by WITIN on intensive coding and computational thinking under #eSkills4Girls initiative in Kano State; also part of our #WITINGirls #GirlsinICT Initiative. Another 782 girls were reached exclusively via Africa Code Week Initiative implemented by WITIN.

Girls in ICT Day 2018 Project

Join our Role Models for girls in ICT/STEM by featuring in our movie. Open to women anywhere in the globe who are interested in inspiring girls. For details visit See more>>

Girls in ICT Day 2017 Project

Hurray! its #GirlsinICT Day! WITIN joins the world to celebrate in partnership with Federal Ministry of Communications Technology Digital Girls Club! Thanks to Olamide Ogungbemi and Olaperi Sowunmi for facilitating and mentoring these promising young girls. See more>>

WITIN Founder &  Executive Director, Mrs Martha Alade with ITU Sec. Gen Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin during an event in New-York

Texas Tech’ Global Prise PhD Research on STEM

189 girls gained new knowledge in STEM in Osun State as WITIN collaborated with Texas Tech’ Global Prise PhD research Students(Amanda James and Joseph isaac) on Biology as a subject and on a global chemistry project. (Galvanic cells and solar energy)

1000 Teachers trained in Osun State Under Intel She Will Connect

You are invited to join the TAM Mini-Challenge by WITIN to mark the International Girls in ICT Day Celebrations.

Participants are girls ages 13-17 who would with the help of an adult, create a not more than 30 seconds video around the 2016 theme: “Technology, the SDGs and Me”. Girls are expected to end the video with the sentence “Technology Affects Me”, while raising a placard in any of the poses, with the inscription(Technology Affects Me, @Mywitin, #GirlsinICT) as shown in the banner below. videos are to be mailed to before April 26th.

Results would be announced on twitter on 28th of April, so follow us on . Exciting prices to be one but most of all, join the celebration and catch some fun.

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Intel She Will Connect Girls Outreach 2015

International Girls in ICT Day Outreach 2015

Girls in ICT and Technovation Outreach

Lagos: WITIN Girls Outreach | Technovation Challenge Nigeria - Hackday

Girls in ICT Day 2013

First Lady Celebrates 2013 Winners of Technovation Challenge in Nigeria

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and ITU Child Online Protection Champion, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan celebrates the winning team of the just concluded Technovation Challenge in Nigeria. She applauded the feat of these young girls during the one day youth convention organized on September 3rd, at the presidential villa; by the Office of the First Lady ..more>>


World Pitch 2013, Twitter HQ, California

Technovation Challenge 2013 - Hack Day Nigeria

WSIS +10 : ITU/UNESCO HQ Paris Feb 2013

WSIS Forum 2013 - Women and ICT careers (ITU/WICTAD)

WSIS Forum 2013 - Women and ICT careers (ITU/WICTAD)

WITIN wins the global “Tech Needs Girls” prize in 2013 alongside Intel and Cisco

WITIN wins the global  “Tech Needs Girls” prize in 2013  alongside  Intel and Cisco . Details on:

ITU Sec Gen Presents WITIN the  Tech Needs Girls Prizes

ITU Sec Gen Presents WITIN to the  Tech Needs Girls Prizes

ITU Sec Gen Presents WITIN to the European Parliament. Announces Partnership

ITU Sec Gen Presents WITIN to the European Parliament. Announces Partnership  and Tech Needs Girls Prizes

Girls in ICT Day Outreaches and Projects

Girls in ICT Recognition at Geneva 2012

WSIS 2012 High Level Delegation

Girls in ICT 2012 Laureates 

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