Miss Geek Ghana Launched Today
The Minister for Communications Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has successfully launched the Miss Geek Ghana Competition.
The initiative is to encourage girls to be technology solutions providers instead of mere consumers.
Speaking at the launch earlier today, the Minister stated that Miss Geek Ghana is an adaptation of a similar event celebrated as part of the Girls in ICT Rwanda programme, dubbed Miss Geek Africa.
She explained that the competition is being launched in Ghana “to inspire Ghanaian girls between ages 13 and 25 to solve world problems using technology.”
Interestingly, this year’s competition in Rwanda featured a Ghanaian student at the Finals.
About Miss Geek Africa
According to Graphic Online, Miss Geek Africa is an entrepreneurship competition that originated as Miss Geek Rwanda in 2014, but was renamed Miss Geek Africa in 2017.
The event has since expanded to 22 countries in Africa.
The competition requires girls and women between ages 13 and 25 to submit apps that solve problems through technological innovations with the top three competitors receiving cash prizes, business training, and other incentives.
In May this year, the minister announced that the Miss Geek contest would be held in Ghana as part of efforts to promote girls in STEM while encouraging more girls to join in.
All interested ladies are to visit missgeek.org.gh to apply.
By Teiko Daitey-MyBeepOnline