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J Initiative holds community durbars to mark Safer Internet 2018

J Initiative, a non-profit organisation, is set to host community durbars in all the 10 regions of Ghana to mark the Safer Internet Day 2018 on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

Safer Internet Day Ghana (SIDGhana) partners would involve various stakeholders to raise awareness in all settings on the need to practice cyber hygiene.

The Day, which is the 4th to be celebrated in Ghana by J Initiative (JI) and its partners would also be observed in over 120 countries worldwide.

The celebration theme “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better Internet Starts with you” will include media discussions and public dialogue.

“We have celebrated the day in the past 3 years and this year being 4th and we are excited about the steady progress we have chalk from one regional celebration to 5 regions and now to the whole Country. It only confirms SIDGhana partners resolved and commitment to create the much needed awareness on Internet safety for all,” a statement issued by J Initiative said.

“Safer Internet Day celebration in Ghana is expected to contribute to awareness creation and practice of responsible use of technology… To help with social media engagements, the hashtags are #SIDGhana and #SID2018,” the statement emphasised.

Regional venues for SID 2018 are as follow:

  1. Upper West – Wa Children’s Park. (Wa)
  2. Northern – Mariam Centre for Inter-religious dialogue. (Tamale)
  3. Upper East – Catholic Social Centre. (Bolgatanga)
  4. Ashanti – Adum Ramseyer Presby conference hall (Kumasi)
  5. Volta – World Vision hall (Ho)
  6. Greater Accra – Osu Home Basic Schools (Accra).
  7. Brong Ahafo – Sunyani Municipal Assembly Hall (Sunyani)
  8. Central – Metro Assembly Hall (Cape Coast).
  9. Western – Ghana Shippers’ Council conference hall (Takoradi).
  10. Eastern – Suhum Municipal Assembly conference room (Suhum).

According to J Initiative, the sessions at the regional levels are going to be predominantly in the local language of the area.

SIDGhana sponsors include the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, (GBC) National Communication Authority (NCA), MTN Foundation, Facebook, Vodafone Ghana, FirstBanc Ghana Ltd, and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Innovare: strategic partners are the Ministry of Communications, Department of Children under the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection, Ghana Journalist Association, Media General, Data Protection Commission in Ghana.

J Initiative (JI) is a grass roots youth and family focused, non-religious, non-governmental organization dedicated to raising awareness and addressing issues that negatively affect families especially women and children.

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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