Initiated by the Union of Communications (ITU), the International Girls in ICT Day aims to encourage and empower girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs. On 25 April 2019, for its third year participating, CERN held workshops on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for about 100 girls aged 6 to 14 at the Globe of Science and innovation.
The girls were introduced to the programming of the Poppy Ergo Jr. robot, an articulated arm designed for education. They worked in pairs to learn the basics of computing, coding and programming logics. The youngest had the opportunity to discover what is inside a computer and how programming works, thanks to paper, scissors and LEGOs.