"Driving Digital Literacy: IIPGH and Telecoms Chamber Unite to Empower Agona West through Coding Caravan"

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, in partnership with the Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH), organized yet another exciting event called the Coding Caravan. The event kicked off on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Agona Swedru.

The Coding Caravan event serves as a significant platform for promoting digital literacy and skills development in basic community schools in Ghana. Participants have the opportunity to enhance their coding abilities, gain knowledge about emerging technologies, and understand the importance of digital skills in today's rapidly evolving world. This initiative aims to bridge the digital divide in the country and equip individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age.

Dr. Ing. Kenneth Ashigbey, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, highlighted the incredible opportunities offered by the Coding Caravan event. With excitement in his voice, he remarked, "Our participants embark on a transformative journey, gaining not only practical experience but also invaluable exposure to the cutting-edge technologies and trends shaping our field. The Coding Caravan goes beyond equipping individuals with essential digital skills; it serves as a powerful catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship within our vibrant Ghanaian tech ecosystem." Dr. Ashigbey's words conveyed the dynamic nature of the event and its profound impact on the participants, painting a picture of an exciting news story unfolding in the realm of digital advancement.

Hon. Cynthia Maamle Morrison, the Member of Parliament for Agona West, enthusiastically shared her thoughts on the transformative impact of the Coding Caravan workshop. She expressed, "This workshop has been a game-changer for our students and teachers. It has equipped them with coding skills that are essential for success in this digital age. The Chamber's partnership with IIPGH is a testament to their shared vision of propelling Ghana's digital landscape forward. Together, they have developed a comprehensive program that directly addresses the growing demand for digital skills in our country."

Hon. Morrison's remarks resonated with the crowd as she continued, "This collaboration is not just about bridging the digital divide, but also about empowering Ghanaians to thrive in the digital economy. As the Member of Parliament for Agona West, I am committed to extending the reach of the Coding Caravan to other parts of my constituency, ensuring that every student and teacher has access to these invaluable opportunities." Her words conveyed a sense of political dedication, emphasizing her commitment to supporting initiatives that empower her constituents and position Ghana at the forefront of the digital revolution. 

Hon. Evans Addison-Coleman, the Municipal Chief Executive for Agona West Municipal Assembly, expressed his admiration for the positive impact of the Coding Caravan workshop. With a sense of civic pride, he remarked, "The workshop has been a remarkable opportunity for our students and teachers to enhance their coding skills, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and abilities to thrive in this digital age."

He further emphasized, "This collaboration goes beyond bridging the digital divide. It is a testament to our unwavering dedication to empowering our future leaders and ensuring their success in the digital economy." His words exuded a sense of local leadership and commitment, highlighting the municipality's efforts to embrace digital transformation and foster inclusive growth for its residents. 

The Coding Caravan events in Agona Swedru are part of a larger initiative aimed at promoting digital literacy and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age. These events provide participants with hands-on coding experience and opportunities to learn about the latest technological advancements and their applications. Previous Coding Caravan events have had a remarkable impact on participants, with many reporting increased knowledge and enthusiasm for coding. The events offer a wide range of workshops, activities, and resources to enhance participants' experiences and ensure they gain valuable skills and insights.

The program also fostered collaboration and teamwork among the participants as they worked together on various projects. Overall, this initiative has made a significant impact on the digital literacy of these students and teachers.

Our next stop is Prampram Dawhenya Methodist Basic A & B on July 19, 2023.


Source: Chamber News Desk