Girls in ICT: Orange Mali Open House
On April 26, 2012, ITU sponsored “International Girls in ICT Day” in six African nations – one of which was Mali. (We actually weren’t aware of Mali participating in the event until we found this video.)
The initiative, launched by with the purpose of raising awareness of the importance of involving girls in ICT fields, was a great success. Thousands of girls across the world (and at least dozens across Mali) gained the confidence needed to pursue a male-dominated career.
Orange Mali, as local sponsor, held an open house for Malian girls interested in ICT. They even put together a robust video documentary of the event. Although the audio is in French, the visuals speak for themselves.