The event, organised by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), is WSIS’s annual contest aimed at nurturing and implementing projects and initiatives to meet their goals in technology.
Focus reports more than 280 projects from 64 countries took part in the competition, which 18 selected winners.
The Workforce Development Authority (WDA) jointly with Pixel Corps started Africa Digital Media, a vocational training programme to furnish learners with expertise required in the field of media.
The programme has enabled students to learn on their own as well as equipped them with necessary skills and giving them an extra hand in furthering their studies with support from instructors by collaborating with the community as the foundation for effective learning.
Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister for ICT and Youth said ADMA will make Rwanda the leading user of ICT, particularly in education and information provision for job creation.
Jerome Gasana, WDA director general, said a total of 100 students are expected to be enrolled every academic year.
“For the past years, the government has invested in well-targeted development of ICT,” Gasana said. “Such a thrust of growth is evidenced by fiber optic cables linking all districts. With such a poise of the ICT infrastructure and ADMA’s experts, this school guarantees high-quality multimedia skills.”