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?
We started to hold the classes year ago. Since then we have (1) trained 30 woman in need, our project got (2) excellent public awareness of woman's issues. Social protection department got about 100 new applications for the classes since the end of the last course.
Keeping in touch with our graduates we got stories of success. Some woman changed their life considerably due to our classes.
Intel Corporation made a video-clip on our project results http://youtu.be/2v46mdCYLeE
What is your projected impact over the next 1-3 years?
* Attracting more attention to woman's issues by distributing the info about our project, success stories, attracting more volunteers;
* Providing an opportunity to improve the lives for much more woman in need
(increase the number of participants to 50 for the first year, to 70 for the second year and to 110 for the 3d year);
* Provide more training options for woman (already working on curricula with Ministry of Education in Nizhny Novgorod);
* Develop our Alumni club (increase number of active participants to 50);
What barriers might hinder the success of your project? How do you plan to overcome them?
For our project developing we need to renew the PC class equipment. Our PCs are quite old and require repair. If we fail to renew the equipment in ~six months we will have to pause the classes. To overcome this problem we are trying to get grant support.
Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve and track growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact
Hold two trainings on PC skills (50 ladies)
Now think bigger! Identify your 12-month impact milestone
Conduct two more trainings for 100 woman