Initiative Update

Impacting deaf girls through the use of digital tools

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted February 1, 2021 from Cameroon

When I started empowering women with disabilities especially deaf girls with economic skills I was worried about getting markets for their produce and also an easier way out to communicate with buyers. The sociopolitical crisis had also just began and later on intensified. Covid19  also came along and made the situation worst. I was super excited to go on the featured change maker program. It opened up my brains to strategies I could use to bring visibility to the work the Ladies and girls were producing. It also made communications with potential buyers easier as the girls affixed labels on the shoes and also use text messages to debate on prices. Using digital tools also helped reduce the communication gap as many people cannot communicate in Sign language. I can never ever thank the World Pulse enough for all the courses offered us during the course of this program. There are other benefits we have had as a result of being part of this program

- Using digital skills increased their businesses as more people could have access to their produce.

- It also help to develop competitive edge as they had to search more beautiful designs of what they were producing since the market was highly competitive.

-Digital skills also produced new ways of working. These ladies were able to download more complex designs and learn to produce them from YouTube videos a thing they were not doing before the program started.

- Digital skills also helped increase revenue especially as more visibility meant more sales thus increase in revenue.

These ladies also through their digital skills build more customer relationship. Some buyers began buying whole sale to retail in their shops.

  Above all these girls developed more interest in using the internet even for searching information that would benefit them apart from their businesses.

I sincerely thank the World Pulse team and all trainers on the program for making sure we get the most out of the program.

 

 

How many people have you impacted since your last update?

300

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Congratulations, dear, for your growing impact! May God continue to bless the works of your hands. Thank you for sharing this update! I'm happy that the women and girls you are working with are continually taken care of and empowered by your compassionate leadership.

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Thanks dear Karen. I am humbled by your persistent words of encouragement.
God bless you!!
Lots of love, Regina

You're welcome, dear. <3

jomarieb.earth
Feb 02
Feb 02

Dear Regina,
This is so exciting because I also live in the world of digital design. This is an amazing undertaking. The girls are able to manifest their dreams. It's a way to communicate and build many of their skills by using technology. And the options are infinite. Their lives will grow as their skills grow. Every facet of their lives can be changed by their own power. Wow, this is really beautiful! I would love to see a collage of photos if possible in a later post.
Hugs...JoMarie

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Thanks sis Jomarie,
For appreciating my
work. Brilliant idea on making a collage of photos in a later post. Would certainly do that.
Hope you are keeping well.
Stay blessed.
Regina

Jill Langhus
Feb 03
Feb 03

Great job, Love:-) XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Thanks so much dear for your constant encouragement

Jill Langhus
Feb 05
Feb 05

You bet, dearie! XX

Beth Lacey
Feb 03
Feb 03

Regina, so nice to see the bene3fits of the Future Changemakers program

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Thanks so much Beth for your kind words.
Stay blessed.
Regina

rebecca.tang
Feb 03
Feb 03

Thank you for sharing. It is really a very meaning work and inspirative. Technology helps the disables a lot these days and also under the pandemic.
Please keep the great work on! May Almighty bless you all!

Regina Afanwi Young
Feb 04
Feb 04

Hello Rebecca, thanks so much for your beautiful comments..
Thanks sis I will.
God bless you too!!!
Regina