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New radio show to empower Nigerian women

Tuesday 14 June 2016, by SIGNIS

Abuja, June, 14th, 2016 (Intel/All Africa). Intel Corporation has launched a new radio show and a features column on a top Nigerian blog, as part of its commitment towards empowering women and girls while connecting them to opportunities for personal growth in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The new radio programme is entitled She will connect and will air weekly on Nigeria’s premiere women’s radio station, WFM 91.7. The new features column is called ’through her eyes’, and will feature on top Nigerian blog, Bella Naija.

Speaking at the unveiling of the radio programme and column, the Public Relations and Marketing Manager, Intel West Africa, Adim Isiakpona, disclosed that “the programme is expected to bring millions of women online, and reduce the gap in access to internet and digital literacy skills for young women, by up to 50%.”

The new initiative, according to Intel, is a part of the company’s She Will Connect programme, and is targeted at helping young girls and women access an innovative combination of digital literacy training, online peer network, and gender-relevant content.

According to Isiakpona, “Girls and women are an important part in the growth of any economy and the She Will Connect programme has gone a long way to reach and enable them to do more.”

“Intel will continue to drive momentum into its She Will Connect programme. We want to use this radio show and the column on Bella Naija, to empower several girls and women by closing the gender gap in education access, inspiring more girls and women to become creators of technology, and connecting girls and women to opportunity through technology access,” he concluded.

Commenting on the success of the empowerment programme, She Will Connect Ambassador, Titilope Sonuga, said that “Working with strategic NGOs, we have equipped girls and women with digital skills, from basic knowledge of computer operations, computer programming and software development. We are optimistic that the She Will Connect radio show on Women FM and the blog posts will further address gender relevant issues and help to close the technology gender gap”.

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