Gender imbalance is still widening despite global efforts. To close the imbalance, Omokehinde Adebanjo , the Vice President and Area Business Head, West Africa, at MasterCard unveileds MasterCard’s plans to train 200,000 girls globally on technology skills and Artificial Intelligence , AI, through its Girls4Tech initiative by 2020.
Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has commended Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payment space, and Youth for Technology Foundation (YTF), an international non-for-profit organisation, on the Nigeria launch of the Girls4Tech initiative at The RiverBank School.
Girls4Tech is Mastercard’s signature education program designed for young girls around with the goal of inspiring girls to build skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Speaking at the launch held at the RiverBank School, Dr. Ezekwesili commended Mastercard and YTF for making the educational investment to encourage more girls to take up interest in STEM subjects.