Do you know that only 1 in 9 women in Africa have access to the internet?

This may sound like an "exaggeration" but it is the reality that many women in Africa face! Lack of access to the internet is still a big problem in Africa.

If you do not know or have not heard about " Intel® She Will Connect “ App, then this is a great opportunity.

The Intel® She Will Connect program was developed to reduce the Internet gender gap around the world, starting in Sub-Saharan Africa where the gap is the largest. 

The Intel® She Will Connect program aims to close the Internet gender gap, connecting millions of girls and women to opportunity.

Intel® She Will Connect Awareness is the app for women to learn how to use mobile devices, personal computers (PCs), and the Internet safely. This app aims to promote gender equality through awareness, basic education, and sharing inspirational stories of women who have benefited greatly by connecting to the Internet.

This app includes easy-to-understand learning instructions, clean modern visuals, educational games, and useful tips. Get inspired by women’s stories and learn how to use technology to access the Internet, set up email accounts, and practice Internet safety.

Key highlights of Intel® She Will Connect Awareness app for women include: • Step-by-step approach with interactive activities and simulations on how to use a computer and mobile phone • An introduction on how to use the Internet to research health and wellness information, education, and starting a business • Inspirational stories from women on how technology is enhancing their lives • Valuable tips on Internet safety and social media usage like Facebook  • Designed for women in Sub-Saharan Africa who are new to digital devices and the Internet • Close the Internet gender gap, get inspired, learn how getting connected can change your life!

When women are connected to the Internet, lives change – economic and educational opportunities are discovered, self-confidence rises, and connections are made.

You can download the app for free on your laptop, desktop and mobile phone.

Intel® She Will Connect App is a great learning tool!

If you want to learn how to use this app or need help to download it, feel free to reach out to me :)

Comments

A great news Adanna . This is truly a wonderful app for women who wish to do so many things yet are confined due to the limited access to internet and also for other resources. This app will surely help them go ahead in their ventures.

Best wishes

Best wishes,

Soumya

Worldpulse Community Champion

Leadership group

Yes Soumya, it is a wonderful app. I do hope that women especially WP members who want to learn about computers and Internet can do so by downloading the app.

Hello Adanna,

This innovative app sounds extremely helpful in closing gender discrepancies in Africa! Thank you for sharing the app with the community! It's great to hear more about technological innovations that are being used to their advantage to help others in the world. Internet safety is evidently important, as well as becoming connected with others around the world.

With kindest regards,

Helen Ng

Hi Helen,

Thank you too :). I agree with everything you said about the benefits of this app. I hope more women will be aware of its benefits too.

 

Dear Irad,

Thank you :). You can download the app from Google Play store on your phone but make sure you have internet access on your phone. 

Google play is official app store for the android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications. 

Steps to download on your android phone:

1. Go to Google Play store on your phone

2. Under search, type in "Intel She will Connect" and wait 

3. Once you see the app, check to be sure its the right app, then click on Install and the app will start downloading

Let me know if you encounter any problem while downloading :)

Dear Irad,

Thank you :). You can download the app from Google Play store on your phone but make sure you have internet access on your phone. 

Google play is official app store for the android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications. 

Steps to download on your android phone:

1. Go to Google Play store on your phone

2. Under search, type in "Intel She will Connect" and wait 

3. Once you see the app, check to be sure its the right app, then click on Install and the app will start downloading

Let me know if you encounter any problem while downloading :)

This is the first I've heard of this app. I read over the Intel web site, which doesn't seem to have been updated since the program's launch in 2015. I could find only two updates online, neither of which were on Intel's site:

Kenya's Deputy President Launches Intel's Digital Literacy Training to Empower One Million Women, May 16, 2016

East Africa: Intel Celebrates Kenyan Women Through Mentorship, March 8, 2016

Sounds like a great program - I'm going to keep an eye on it! 

Jayne Cravens, Portland, Oregon, USA, http://www.coyotecommunications.com