What solution(s) does your initiative address to better the lives of girls and women by leveraging technology? (select all applicable)
Access to technology, Access to education/training, Access to economic opportunity, Policy change/advocacy.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
With the emergence of social media and web 2.0 tools, very few have thought of risks associated to using social media tools. The impact of my solution is not only on girls but majority of the women in working field who are still at the their youth age. Many organizations still don't understand what goes on across their networks, and don't have any clue about the online traffic patterns and also the potential risks. As a trainer, I am concerned about the state of training among our government ministry colleagues, especially on the use of social media tools. Through research and collaborative learning, there was great impact on engaging the best and creative young people. Through my training programs, young people want to produce, contribute and share through the use of social media. So i thought of leveraging and replicating the training program to include youths, especially young girls who could learn about the risks associated to using social media, especially facebook,blogs etc.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
This training program will have an impact for more than 3 years. It is a process of all thinking and creativity. Our young girls will be able to memorise and learn how to solve problems through the first training programme. They will become trainers and will help other young girls to teach them how to use social media tools and how to think and not just tell them what to do. We need to involve the first trainees to be young mentors to the other girls. This will have a huge impact and also be sustainable. If you teach one, she will teach another and it will become a program of young mentors teaching other young girls who are at threat when they go online. They will become teachers and trainers and will advocate on the use of social media and the risks associated and also the implications.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
As a woman, I have gained from train a multistakholder group. We haven't faced any barriers apart from not having enough resources and skilled people who will assist during the training program. We are hoping to get funding from other sources or organizations that can assist with the training. So far we have had contribution from donors, international organisations that assist with training. Even though the above barriers are a challenge, we will engage government contribution and also donor funding to dentify what barriers we are encountering that hinder our success.At this point i don not see any major barriers.
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