Twenty-three best performing high school female students have been awarded with certificates after completing ICT training in Tumba College of Education, thanks to Imbuto Foundation.
Known as Imbuto z’Icyeza, all girls from different schools across the country that performed well in last year’s national examinations were given the ICT training.
Imbuto Foundation also provided them with computers and helps them with ICT-related practical skills.
Representing Imbuto Foundation during the certificate-awarding event, Amb. Jacqueline Mukangira requested all girls to use acquired skills to the benefit of their communities and share the skills with their colleagues.
“My message is to have self-confidence that you are as capable as your brothers. Nothing boys can learn girls can’t do. You should use the opportunity as you join university and continue to share the skills with your colleagues” she told advised.
Deborah Ishimwe, one of the beneficiaries said that she has learnt much during the three-week training.
“It was like miracles to learn how to disassemble and assemble a computer. I didn’t know even the elements of a computer. They are different components you can install in a computer like operating system and wifi internet among others,” she said.
Every year, Imbuto Foundation recognizes best performing female students in high school examinations.
Students who have graduated thanked First Lady Jeannette Kagame for her efforts to promote education of the girl-child.