CITIZENS COMPASS —As the world celebrates the 2023 International Day of the Girl Child, a social impact organization, the Genius Hub has called on stakeholders guide against gender barriers and allow increase in digital literacy and skills for the girl child.
Genius Hub’s Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Isimeme Whyte, made the call on the occasion of 2023 International Day of the Girl Child with theme, “Digital Generation, Our Generation.”
This year’s theme recognizes the importance of digital literacy and skills for girls and young women, and the need to ensure that they have equitable access to and participation in the digital world.
Isimeme Whyte is a social impact entrepreneur whose work cuts across many youth, girl-child, and women initiatives in various sectors, including socioeconomic development programs for women and youths, community development, girl-child rights, migrant rehabilitation and reintegration and human trafficking, education, leadership, and public service, local content development initiatives, and so on.
She is passionate about promoting total inclusiveness for all women and girls, and she believes that digital literacy and technological skills are essential for girls and young women to reach their full potential in the 21st century.
‘’We need to work together to create a more inclusive and equitable digital world for all girls and young women. This means ensuring that they have access to affordable and reliable internet connectivity, digital devices, and quality digital skills training. It also means challenging the gender stereotypes that discourage girls and young women from pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM),’’ she said.
Genius Hub is a social impact organization whose overarching goal is to impact lives and create value by developing human capacity and promoting socioeconomic growth through various programs and interventions including our Self-Discovery and Life Management Skills courses, National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB) certified TVET Skills, Film Making Skills, Digital Skills, Mass Production and export of fashion pieces, Employability and Entrepreneurship training as well as our Mental Health and Psychosocial Support workshops.
One of Genius Hub’s service divisions is the Young Girls Foundation which is concerned with empowering the girl child to give her a voice in society, exposing her to technology, using dedicated helplines to provide counseling on reproductive health, and sexuality education, helping victims of SGBV and address other challenges of the girl child. Young Girls Foundation is concerned with empowering the girl child to give her a voice in society, exposing her to technology, using dedicated helplines to provide counseling on reproductive health, and sexuality education, helping victims of SGBV, and addressing other challenges of the girl child.
Genius Hub is committed to playing its role in bridging the digital gender gap and empowering girls and young women to become leaders in the digital economy. In addition to providing technical training, Genius Hub also focuses on developing girls’ leadership skills and confidence through its various programs and initiatives. Genius HUB is committed to creating a world where all girls and young women have the opportunity to thrive and reach their full potential.
The Group is also committed to promoting gender equality and inclusivity in the tech industry. Through its various programs and initiatives, Genius Hub is working to create a more diverse and inclusive tech workforce where everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
Over the years, Genius Hub consistently offers a variety of programs and services including the provision of technological skills training such as coding, UIUX design, etc. mentorship and support programs as well as educational programs on reproductive health and sexuality education.