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On October 1st, 2012, the US Embassy hosted a number of computer mania workshops for junior high school students and science teachers in tamale, Kumasi and Accra. . Our school was chosen to participate in two workshops in Accra, scheduled for October 1st and 2nd, at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence. . They requested that the school selects 14 brilliant young ladies to participate in the workshops and I was and I was one of them. We left the school at 7:00am and got to the venue at 8:30am. On this day only seven (7) girls represented my school. When we went there we were given a t-shirt, a notepad and a pen. We also met other schools. The program started at 9:00am. We were introduced to some great women who were engineers and spoke to us. They spoke to us about their life experiences and how girls have been underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of career. They also encouraged us to be focused, to have strength, to have courage, to have resolve, to be understanding, to be truthful, and to make the invisible visible. We were given a lot of motivation and encouragement from the speakers. We were later on put in groups to have various sessions on technology, science and mathematics. In each group we were asked to make up slogans. And my groups’ slogan was “the only thing impossible is impossibility”. Our first session was to learn how to make an animated object move. There were devices that were used to make the animated object move. We later went for snacks. During our snack, we played a game of oware. In our second session, we learned about system software. We learnt how to use some apps like instagram, fruit ninja and we also used an app which detects the mood of a person. We were also allowed to play some dress up games and we had a quiz which was based on technology, mathematics and science and we were given

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