In a small study room in Nima, one of Ghana's biggest shanty towns, Regina Agyare holds forth to more than 50 young girls aged between six and 18. The youngsters listen eagerly, their eyes glued on Agyare as they digest what she is telling them. When Agyare asks "What is technology?" one girl has this definition, "Technology is the use of science to create energy sources, machines, tools and gadgets to satisfy the need of man." Agyare is giving lessons aimed at equipping the girls with IT skills, especially in the area of coding.
30 year-old Agyare, herself an IT graduate, is also an entrepreneur. She runs Tech Needs Girls, an initiative she founded after she quit a well-paid banking job in 2012. Her goal is to encourage as many girls as possible to do technology-related courses; she wants to make sure that girls are not left behind when it comes to innovation."
Read article by Isaac Kaledzi from DW.