Having identified the low female participation in ICTs, Savana Signatures (SavSign), an NGO that works in the area of mainstreaming ICT into education has come out with several strategies to improve upon female participation in ICTs. One of such strategies is the formation of the female ICT Teachers Association (FICTTA).
Membership to the assocation is free and is open to all female Teachers who wish to be trained to integrate ICT into teaching and learning.
The association on Friday the 28th January, 2011 successfully elected its leadership. While Mrs. Angela Boateng of Kamina Junior High School was elected President, Miss Theresa Adabugar of Northern School of Business Senior High School was elected Vice President. Miss Flavia Kwara Nonati of Tampe Kuokuo R/C Primary was elected Organiser and Miss Helen Dabo of St. Charles Senior High School was elected as Secretary of the Association.
Members of the association on Monday started their ICT capacity building program at the SavSign ICT training center. Apart from being taken through the use of computers, they would also be mentored on practical ways by which they will integrate ICT into their teaching and learning in the class room. Each teacher would also be trained to design and deliver lessons in their schools using a laptop and a projector.