In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

In Ghana, Tech Girls find their voice online

http://www.unicef.org/ghana/media_7656.html In Ghana, UNICEF is equipping a group of Tech Girls to become young journalists and tell their stories via blogs and digital photography. They are also given skills to advocate for change in their communities. Gloria Seidu, 11, is one of the members of the group, said: “I am writing a story about the girls who sell sachets of water on the street. They are missing out on going to school.” Tech Girls was…

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Youth to access information on reproductive health

Savana Signatures, a benevolent organisation that uses Information Communication Technology (ICT) to promote development, has launched a programme aimed at assisting the youth to access information on reproductive health. The programme dubbed, “SHE” is an acronym for Sexual Health Education and it is designed to educate young people about sexual reproductive health and their rights to it. Speaking at the launch of the programme, the Executive Director of Savana Signatures, Mr Stephen Agbenyo, said the…

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Savsign launches sexual education project

Tamale/Ghana, Dec. 04 GNA – The Savanna Signatures, a non-governmental organization using Information Communication Technology (ICT) for development on Wednesday launched a Sexual Health Education (SHE) project designed to educate young people about sexual and reproductive health and their rights. The platform is free and allows young people both male and female with mobile phones to register and access information by simple text to 7000 on MTN, 1904 for Airtel, Expresso and Vodafone networks. Mr…

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Girls design websites and computer programmes

Tamale, Dec 2, GNA –  Ten selected girls from some Junior High Schools have undergone a rigorous Information Communication Technology (ICT) training organized by the Savana Signatures, a non-governmental organisation using ICT to promote development. They were taken through high earned computer skills making them able to develop computer programmes and websites making them acquire employable skills for the job market even before completing their basic education. Mr Stephen Agbenyo, Executive Director of the Savana…

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Northern Regional Health Director calls for partnership in Reducing Maternal Mortality

The Northern Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Akwasi Twumasi has called for all stakeholders to join forces in working to reduce maternal mortality rate in the region. He indicated that the Regional Health Directorate has no capacity to work all alone in reducing maternal mortality hence the need for all stakeholders to come together. Dr. Twumasi was speaking at the closing ceremony of a five (5) day Basic Trouble Shooting and Maintenance…

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Savana Signatures begins Weekly ICT4D Radio Discussion Programme

Savana Signatures has started a weekly ICT4D Radio discussion on Radio.   The ICT4D Radio discussion is live on GBC Radio Savannah in Tamale every Saturday at 3pm – 3.30pm. The 30 minutes discussion would centre on ICT4D related issues with a phone in for the general public to also contribute and or ask questions on any of the topics that would be tabled for discussions for the week. After a year, the program would be evaluated and…

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Savana Signatures presents 2 Laptops to Radio Savannah

Savana Signatures has presented 2 new Laptops to Radio Savannah. Radio Savannah is a public radio station in Tamale, the capital town of the Northern region of Ghana. The station is owned and run by the state broadcaster – the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation. Savana Signatures and Radio Savannah earlier this year entered into a mutual agreement to use Radio to educate the public on ICT for Developmental Issues. Savana Signatures would host an hour long…

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Yilonayili School Gets Computer Laboratory

Savana Signatures (Savsign), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has set up a computer laboratory at the Yilonayili Junior High School in the Tamale Metropolis’ of the Northern Region Four other schools had already benefited from such project, which is to promote the teaching and learning of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and enhance school administration. Mr Stephen Abenyo, Director of Savsign, who was speaking at a ceremony to hand over the laboratory, said each of the beneficiary…

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TECH Girls Club celebrate ‘Girls in ICT Day’

A GROUP of hundred primary school girls, known as the TECH Girls Club, have celebrated this year’s ‘Girls in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Day’ to reiterate the message that girls are equally good in the use of ICT.   The day, which falls on the last Thursday of April every year, was set aside by the International Telecom Union (ITU) to raise global awareness and prompt action towards encouraging girls and young women to pursue…

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