Shama GTech Center
Location: Shama, Takoradi – Western Region
The Shama GTech Centre, located in the fishing community of Shama in the Western Region is one of the three IT labs established by Africa ICT Right to promote gender equality in ICT education. Started in 2015 the centre trains about 160 Junior High School girls from 4 schools every academic year in basic coding. The girls are also mentored to take up careers in the IT industry. In May 2016, the centre was officially handed over to the District Assembly as part of an agreement in an MOU between Africa ICT Right and the Assembly. A five-member Management Committee was also commissioned to oversee the effective management of the centre. The project has been successful and has encouraged girls to focus on ICT.