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Regional News of Thursday, 16 June 2016

Source: Ernest Nutsuga

Princess commends students of ‘Female Professionals in Electronics’ project

Girls education and children’s right advocate, Princess Sekyere has commended young girls participating in the ‘Female Professionals in Electronics’ Project and urged them to make the best out of the newly introduced project aimed at training females in installation and servicing of electronic equipment.

Moderating the project launch which is the brainchild of Samsung West Africa, Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA), and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) in Accra, Princess indicated women do not often benefit from the numerous windfall of the electronics industry, hence was convinced the initiative would help prepare women with the expertise required for the business.

The project which is also supported by the Council for Vocational and Technical Training (COTVET), would enable hundreds of female students from selected Technical and Vocational Institutes in the country build their skills in fixing modern electronic equipment.

The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and Founder of PSM Ghana, Princess Sekyere hosted the various activities at the launch held at the Pentecost Vocational Training Institute in Gbawe, Accra.

Princess has over the years expressed profound interest in various issues aiming to boost the capacity of women and young adults.

With much eloquence and professionalism, her participation at the launch did not only turn out to make the event successful, but it also deepened interaction between students and representatives of the organizations providing financial support for the project.

An estimated One million Euros is committed to the project, with four schools technical and vocational schools chosen to be provided with state- of-the-art teaching labs and equipment from Samsung.

The project is expected to produce the first batch of 100 female graduates, in three years, from the four training institutes. .