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.
What has been the impact of your solution to date?
Given that this is a new initiative no results have been obtained yet. Interactions with these young girls never the less show great promise of success as they are highly motivated and long for opportunities like this to reach their utmost potentials. Deaf tutor serving as catalyst will definitely encourage these girls to work and hence there shall be a multiplier effect. Girls moral, social and financial status shall be enhance.
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
We look forward to reach out to over 100 in 3years so as to create great impact in the lives of these young girls. We hope to build their interpersonal skills through the creation of a lasting social networks, create forums for peer exchange and mentoring. Create a generation of inspiring, fulfilling, confident and inspiring young girls with disability. Change community stereotypes on the ability of disable people to excel in our communities.
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
Resistance of parents to enroll their children to these program might be a major threat as we understand that some people in our communities still regard disability as a taboo and would not like to expose their child with fear of being marginalize.
Secondly, communication will be one great constrain because of the listening barrier that may exist between tutors and student.
We shall work hand in gloves with the ministry of social affairs and institutions catering for disabled children and well as carry out outreach campaigns to increase awareness and encourage parent to enroll their children.
Finally deaf computer literates shall serve as tutors to facilitate communication as well as lecture shall be base more on practicals.
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