Girls In Tech Nepal has launched its regional chapter in Province 2. Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Rameshwor Ray Yadav, Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut, and Lisa Honan, Head of DFID Nepal jointly inaugurated the campaign at a special ceremony in Janakpur on February 5. The campaign aims to provide exposure to school and college girls in technology and combat gender disparity in the technological sector by providing them with skills.
Speaking during the occasion, Chief Minister Raut expressed happiness to launch the campaign in Province 2 and provide IT education and job skills to girls in the region. He also mentioned plans of the provincial government to make the region a hub for technical education by producing tech-skilled manpower and was hopeful that Girls In Tech would help in making the government’s plan more impactful.
The project was launched by Girls in Tech – Nepal in collaboration with UKaid Skills for Employment Programme, Genese Cloud Academy and Fusemachines Nepal. It aims at educating and empowering girls in order to end gender discrimination. Under the project, leadership training will be provided to the girls for boosting their confidence and competitiveness. Moreover, the project will help create an environment for the girls to get jobs in companies.