NGO Launches Computer Training Program for Girls in Bomi

TUBMANBURG, Bomi – A non-profit organization that works to reduce the gender gap and encourage women to embrace technology has launched a six-month computer training program in Tubmanburg.

Launched in Tubmanburg with support from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center, Girls in Tech Liberia will target young women and adolescent girls from different communities in Bomi.

GIT’s human resource officer, Mamu Bility, said the program has already provided employable computer skills to over 400 young females.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Massa Weeks, GIT’s founder and chief executive officer, encouraged young women to take advantage of the program. She said computer-literate women can more easily transform their lives.

“This initiative is dedicated to empowering women and girls through cutting-edge technology training that is set to transform your lives,” she said. “Women are always left out of technology jobs, especially [in] Liberia, because of the perception that only men should be in technology.”

Hannah Weah, a resident of Bomi and participant in the launch ceremony, commended the organization for its interest in empowering young women and girls. Weah promised to take advantage of the opportunity.

She added, “I am so happy for this opportunity that GIT brought to Bomi. I am sure that the girls and women in Bomi will be willing to learn in order to benefit their own lives in the future.”

Featured photo by Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Born in Tubmanburg, Bomi, Richard Williams obtained an associate degree in Business Management from the Bomi County Community College. He has worked in the past as news director for Radio Bomi and currently serves in the same role at Pumah FM.

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