Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact
Women were equality members of the society integrated in the community they lived before Georgian - Ossetian war in August, of 2008. IDP’s Women had more freedom and had more chance to do their own business which is impossible for them now. Nowadays it’s very difficult to find jobs and to earn their own living. Accordingly, nobody helps them to fulfill their own works, activities, duties. The Non-governmental organization World Vision is one of the NGOs, which has been conducting some computer trainings which began at the beginning of January 2010 and will be continued till the end of December 2010. In case we will win in this competition, we are going to offer them the kind of educational opportunities they have never had with them before. World Vision has been uneducated the basic and short-term computer courses but Our project is going to offer them fundamental and long-term computer, English and bookkeeping courses.
Within the scope of our survey, we met some IDP women with different spheres of interests. They conveyed their interest in the educational courses we offer to deepen their educational and professional knowledge and in addition they wish to be more qualified and certificated in their professions.
Over 230 women and girls live in two IDP settlements of Gori. Out of the 230 women just 50 women expressed their interests to be involved in our educational courses.
We chose two IDP settlements in Shida Kartli to launch our pilot project, where there are women from 18 to 35. We have established close working relationships with women leaders in these settlements. We started with listening to what their needs are to develop.
We are going to implement this project (with IDP women) in case if win the competition and receive the grant which will help us to fulfill our project.
Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing
Our innovation is to solve the following problems: -
a) Solve the unemployment problem.
b) Change women’s lives and improve their economic condition,
c) Help the people to develop some small businesses,
d) Fill their knowledge gap by giving them our trainings and also master using new technologies.
A lot of people wish to gain some new knowledge, because they really are interested in studying new technologies, computer programs, but they think that they can’t or don’t learn because they don’t see any chance/perspective that could help them begin a new life.
Technology exists to eliminate problems in people’s lives and get their life easier for them. As we know it’s very difficult to have any contact with somebody without the simplest devices (mobile phone, computer…). That’s why we are going to get them used to using computers as the best and ultimately, the cheapest way of communication.
We don’t like that older people don’t have any connection with modern technology, they even don’t know how to use them, and how their life could become easier by using them. This is the best example why we want to have such kind of educational courses. We want that even our young generation were frequent users of computers and be more educated and smarter.
This is exactly the Generation-Gap, which makes a big problem between the young and the old people. They have quite a different outlook on a lot of things.
Our NGO exists exactly because of this problem. We want to solve this biggest problem and we’ll do our best to achieve our goal.
So, in our opinion, every person must know how to use a computer, because when they often use such technology, they can learn about every news story and important event taking place around the world. They can search every kind of information they are interested in. People who use computers make smarter, educated and independent decisions.
Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?
We have some steps which makes our innovation successful. These steps are how we can solve the problems that exist in Georgia. At first, when we are going to offer certain free courses. It’s very important to do everything in the right order. What is the result of our actions?
a) To meet them and offer our courses,
b) To conduct research and analyze the result what they need,
c) To offer three months training courses
d) Teach them new technologies and give them special trainings.
e) To teach people how to develop small businesses by internet and help them put down the information on their own web-sites, which will help them do their own businesses more effectively
f) Give them some new educational knowledge in basic Computer Programs, the English Language and Computer bookkeeping courses.
g) To offer them certificates this will motivate them further to get involved in our activities.
Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible
Our trainings will have good results for our target community (IDP) women. They will become more experienced, educated and they’ll have a better chance to find the jobs they apply for. They will also become competitors that will spur further development. Our trainings will help IDP women to find jobs at the following economic sectors/job markets:
1. Bookkeeping/computer courses give them chance to work: at Banks, to start any kind of small business, public/private sectors.
2. English knowledge will make it easier from them to work with the Internet, with foreigners, and with International organizations, to teach English….
3. Computer – To work as a receptionist at any office, to work at any office using micro office programs.
If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?
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