Ghana Women Internship & Mentoring Programme
June 20, 2018 8:28 am
At a ceremony organised by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) on Wednesday 20th June 2018, the Minister for Gender, Children & Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba launched the ‘Ghana Internship and Mentoring Programme’ of the Ghana Power Compact.
The objective of the programme is to support female students pursing Science, Technology, Energy and Mathematics (STEM), as well as Technical and Vocational Training gain practical skills relevant for the job market in the power sector – STEM.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Hon. Otiko Djaba was glad that the efforts of MiDA, through the Internship & Mentoring Programme, complements that of her Ministry. The minister said “My Ministry exists to work, among other functions, towards an integrated Ghanaian society where there are equal opportunities for both men and women in all spheres of life. In this regard, I am particularly pleased with MiDA’s efforts to support female students pursuing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses with internship opportunities which will help them acquire practical skills for the job market”.
As part of the Gender Ministry commitment to the Social & Gender Integration Plan, Hon. Otiko Djaba stated that her Ministry together with MiDA will continue to to draw more attention to addressing gender and social concerns in the energy sector through the implementation of the Power Compact.
For this year, 50 female students will benefit from the Internship & Mentoring Programme.