Université des Mascareignes commemorates girls in ICT Day

The Université des Mascareignes hosted a Consumer Education Outreach session  for the youngsters of Mauritius.

Université des Mascareignes commemorates girls in ICT Day, Image: Facebook
Université des Mascareignes commemorates girls in ICT Day, Image: Facebook

Mauritius: The Université des Mascareignes hosted a Consumer Education Outreach session  for the youngsters of Mauritius. The session organized and delivered by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority.

The University’s Rose-Hill Campus served as the venue for the event held on April 25 for the students of the educational organization. The Consumer Education Outreach session  was attended by many members of the university faculty and students.

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During the event, the attendants were given an insight into the achievements of the ICT Authority. They have been hard to promote affordable and adequate access to quality ICT services.

Further they were educated about the role of the ICT Authority as regulator for ICTs and its key functions. The youngsters of the country were also informed about the authority’s contribution as an enabler for the development ICTs in Mauritius.

Some of the various projects which the Authority has put in place were also presented to the faculty and students. The Consumer Education awareness session coincided with the Girls in ICT Day.

The event was organized in various cities and venues around the world by the International Telecommunications Union. The day aims to encourage girls to take up STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and careers.

This year the theme for the Girls in ICT Day is Leadership. The theme of the 2024 commemoration of the event encourages women and girls to go beyond technological skills.

The theme calls on the young women to emerge as leaders capable of advocating a more inclusive and sustainable digital world. The students and members of faculty took part in lively discussions.

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UdM faculty present at the session were excited to collaborate further with the ICT Authority in similar activities. Jerome Louis, the Officer in Charge of ICTA spoke briefly at the event and explained the role of ICT in the development of the country. Further, he noted that  ICTA represents a good example of gender balance and of women in STEM careers.

The girls and women who were present at the Consumer Education Outreach session learned several important facts through discussions with experts.