TECH , BEST INVENTION EVER

esther atosha
Posted April 17, 2019 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

More than 50 000 years ago, the paleolitic man called hominide-bipede discovered technology. Technology is thus defined as the study of tools and techniques.technology has dramatically changed society nowadays.

I remember my first time coming to Kenya. kenya is an english speaking country and i waved freshly from the congo a franconphone country. I could not speak English or understand. all I knew was just hello, '' my name is esther ''. our managment teach used to give me presentations so that the others make fun of me in class. I seemed a subject of laughter for the others. I enrolled in the English course at bridge colege, I saw many students from my university who also came into the class while they could speak English well. it was not the English course that interested them but it was me they were calculating. it hurt me and I hate every day that gets up where I should join English classes. I bought a computer, and could easily connect to the internet thanks to the wifi of the hostel. I started my English lessons on Youtoube '' learn english with natasha ''. every night I found myself behind the back of my machine to learn English. I felt more comfortable and more myself. This facilitated my learning. After 6 weeks I could have a good conversation in English. there was a conference at our university, when I raised my hand to ask for the floor, I could have my classmates nod their heads, I could see my  managment teacher  prepare herself to laugh seriously . I expressed myself, after my speech I easily returned to my place, I could see my teacher shed joyfull tears and my college get up to clapp. my teacher went to plead for me to be the spokesperson of my faculty. Thanks to Youtoube I have taken better classes in English, i beacame the secretary of our faculty and I can now express myself very well in English. thank you Youtoube.

technology has come to give man hope. in the name of high-tech the world is now reduced to a small house where everything is possible and easy to have - I no longer need to travel miles to get the news of my grandmother who lives 90 km from me . thanks to  to my little phone I receive her news at the desired time. and even if I make miles; where I had a day walking today I do it less than because  of transport means. - I no longer need to pay plane tickets and stay in hotels to buy foreign products. thanks to my machine and my phone I can place my order online and the products reach me at home (e-market). - I can be in Africa and follow what's happening in other continents, - I can easily reach online conferences, -I can complete my applications for admission, employment, registration, I can take make-up with any hospital and follow my evolution online, I can complete my school curcus, ... technology has come to facilitate men in all its fields,For me technology remains the best invention of man. you can now read me and get my news from technology

If technology can produce so many wonders, it is possible that the situation of women in the world changes with technology.with worldpulse we see many leaders stands in their communities ,many lives are impacted. it is possible to improve the security of Congolese women through new technology. - this Congolese woman victims of rape and sexual violence on a daily basis, this Congolese woman who undergoes innumerable domestic violence but can not denounce. in DRC 1152 women are raped per day, that is to say 48 women are victims of rape per hour. we have tried but the situation seems to get worse. I have thought of associating technology to fight  gender based violences thus i create a new projects able to fight  violences scourge made to the woman in republic democatique of the congo thanks to high-tech. zombo-alert is a name derived from a Congolese dialect meaning taboo, is a mobile app designed to fight against the violence that the Congolese woman has undergone and to improve the security situation of Congolese women. zombo-allert is a mobile app that puts in contact the victim and the sanitary (hospital, health center, ..) and legal structures closest to the victim (the police, the structure that works in the fight against violence example from the Panzi Foundation of Dr. DENIS MUKWEGE). the victim enters directly into contact with the health and legal structure thanks to a green number pre-established in the application. Realising this mobile app I would be confronted with the problems of material and the use of the new tech by the population. the congo is the leading producer of raw materials in computer tool manufacturing, but only 2 percent of the population uses the new technology. a  campaign is therefore needed to familiarize the population with technology, especially in the most remote areas where the rate of violence is very high. after an analysis if 30% of the population used this appl, the gender-based violence rate can be reduced by 43%. it is possible to improve the condition of women through technology, it is possible to eradicate violence with digital technology.

 

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Jill Langhus
Apr 17
Apr 17

Hi Esther,

Thanks for sharing your ICT story. I'm sorry that you endured so much ostracism at school while you were learning English, dear. I'm very glad to hear about your app, though. Those rape stats are very concerning. Are you planning on creating a corresponding campaign for the rural communities to spread awareness around rape and your app? I wish you continued success with your app.

Hope you're having a good and safe day, dear.

esther atosha
Apr 18
Apr 18

Hi Jill,
Thank you for your reaction !
Exactly , am planning Start a campaign un rural earias about the use or technology first . Compaigning for the mob app needs a great amount of founds and equipments.
am first looking for partners so that i easyly louch the app.

Jill Langhus
Apr 18
Apr 18

Hello dear,

You're very welcome:-)

Great! Yes, I bet. I'll continue to think about solutions that may work for you. Maybe some other sisters have some ideas for you, as well. I think it would be great if you could use your fashion saavy to support the vision of the app, i.e., to generate income to make the app a reality.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 18
Apr 18

Dear Esther,
Your report here on your own journey to becoming a leader in your second language, the current crisis of the multitude of rapes of women daily in your country, and the potential change in getting help to women through Zombo Alert, all of this is such a profoundly powerful story. I love how you lay out that "For me technology remains the best invention of man" with wonderful changes it has given you personally, and then WOW us with your progression of thought on steps forward through technology that is connecting women who have been raped to medical help. So many big companies and also individuals benefit from the resources in your country that make technology available. Hopefully funds will come in for your amazing work. Your story is so beautiful, and touches deeply.

esther atosha
Apr 19
Apr 19

Dear tamarack,
Thank you for your encouragements ...! I feel loved and supported .
I Hope you're doing well !

womencssociety
Apr 19
Apr 19

Hi Ester,

Your story really moved me and I commend you for your efforts and determination to succeed in studying English and helping over women in your community and country to avoid being the target of violence and rape.

The stats shocked me to know that 48 women per hour were being raped and that an app can reduce that by as much as 48%.

I work in cybersecurity and if there is anything I can do to help you and your community with career advice, mentoring, whatever, please let me know.

Take care and bless you!

Lisa
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French Translation

Bonjour Ester,

Votre histoire m'a vraiment touché et je vous félicite pour vos efforts et votre détermination à réussir à étudier l'anglais et à aider les femmes de votre communauté et de votre pays à ne pas être la cible de violences et de viols.

Les statistiques m'ont choquée de savoir que 48 femmes par heure étaient violées et qu'une application pouvait réduire ce nombre jusqu'à 48%.

Je travaille dans le domaine de la cybersécurité et si je peux faire quelque chose pour vous aider, vous et votre communauté, en matière de conseil en carrière, de mentorat, etc.

Prenez soin de vous et vous bénisse!

Lisa

esther atosha
Apr 19
Apr 19

Hello womencssociety,
I am very pleased to see you touched by my works and determined to accompany me for the realization.
For the moment I am not in a hurry to launch the application, I am concerned about the idea of introducing digital technology to the Congolese women. This requires a good moral and material position to allow to prepare the way for Zombo. allert.
As cybersecurity women ,you will be verry important to us!
Thanks you ,likewise
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Bonjour womencssociety,
Je suis très heureux de vous voir touché par mes travaux et déterminé à m'accompagner pour la réalisation.
Pour le moment, je ne suis pas pressé de lancer l'application, je suis préoccupé par l'idée d'introduire la technologie numérique chez les femmes congolaises. Cela nécessite une bonne position morale et matérielle pour permettre de préparer le terrain pour Zombo. allert.
En tant que femmes en cybersécurité, vous serez très important pour nous!
Merci de même pour vous!

Kirthi
Apr 19
Apr 19

How powerful, dear Esther! What a crusader for change you truly are!

esther atosha
Apr 19
Apr 19

Hello kirthi,
Thank you dear!

Hello, Esther,

If you didn't write that you didn't speak English before, I wouldn't have known. You write in English very well. Kudos to you for learning it in six weeks! Wow, you are amazing! I used to teach English as a second language before so I could say you learn fast. Congratulations for all your achievements! Thank you for sharing your story.

esther atosha
May 07
May 07

dear keren,
am verry glad to read your beautifull encouragments .thank you.
i hope you're doing well

You're welcome, dear Esther. Yes, I am doing well. I hope you are, too. :) Have a great day week!

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