NTRC Celebrates International Girls in ICT Day with Annual Seminar

Kingstown – Saint Vincent – 25th April 2024 – On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) marked International Girls in ICT Day, observed annually during the last week of April. As part of its public awareness campaign, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC) hosted its annual seminar for International Girls in ICT Day at the Foreign Affairs Conference Room.


The seminar welcomed thirty-six (36) female students from Thomas Saunders Secondary School and St. Vincent Girls’ High School. This year’s theme for Girls in ICT Day was ‘Leadership,’ and the seminar ran from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Presentations at the seminar were delivered by Ms. Rhea Lewis, NTRC’s Consumer and Public Relations Manager, and Ms. Eustasha Walter, Public Relations Officer. The event also featured guest speakers Ms. Wanika Ashton, 2024 President of JCI SVG, and Ms. Philia Alexander, Web Developer at the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD).


In addition to the presentations, students received basic instructions and hands-on teaching on programming a device called the Micro:bit, as well as hands-on training in robotics.


International Girls in ICT Day aims to inspire a global movement to increase the representation of girls and women in technology. It is committed to ensuring equal access for young women and girls to opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The primary goal of Girls in ICT is to nurture the presence and digital skills of young women and girls (aged 12-24) in the STEM career field, particularly ICT.


The NTRC extends its gratitude to the Principals of St. Vincent Girls’ High School, Mrs. LaToya DeRoche-John, and Thomas Saunders Secondary School, Mrs. Nicole McLean, for their support in making this seminar a success.

(Source: NTRC)