Using technology to reinforcethe economic empowerment of girls with hearing impairment

Regina Afanwi Young
Posted April 2, 2020 from Cameroon

I am leading a project where by I am training girls with hearing impairment who are engaged in income generating activities to be able to use technology to sell their products to the public. This project aims at improving on their level of income (economic empowerment) thus going a long way to reduce or stop Gender based violence. It is also a way to prevent the risk of Covid19  especially as stay and work from home most of the time and only go out to buy raw materials  deliver their products. In this project we use technology in that girls with hearing impairment are thought how to use labels, facebook, whatsapp status to advertise and sell their products. They are thought and encouraged to place labels on their products so they can be able to debate cost by text as many people do not understand sign language thus this technological Apps facilitate communication and sales.     This project will impact a great number of persons with hearing impairment. It’s a training of trainers project and therefore we are sure knowledge acquired will be duplicationed. Which means these girls who were trained will go out and train others. An estimated number of about 50 girls with hearing impairment will be impacted     To be able to reach my goal I will need more capacity building on using other technological Apps such as instagram, twitter etc so I can be able to pass on the knowledge. Will also need ICT kits as some of them do not have phones or computers.  Will also need to organize  refreasal courses so we can evaluate and improve on their output.     The project has recorded a considerable amount of success especially as these girls are now more focus on using social media to improve on their lives rather than posting irrelevant articles. Many more persons with hearing impairment advertise their products online than it was before. Many more of the girls are saving their profits ( Njangie or monthly contributions) in our monthly meetings The project has also helped these girls to be able and read more online especially about the covid19 pandemic and so are sharing a lot of relevant information on our different forums or networks.  

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Jill Langhus
Apr 03
Apr 03

Hello Regina,

How are you and your family doing, dear? Thanks so much for sharing your update, mission and goals. How many hearing impaired persons have you already impacted, dear? Good luck with your application.

Hope you and your family are well.

XX

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 14
Apr 14

My dear Jill. Ever so sorry for the late response. Sure you are doing great and staying safe. I have directly impacted 20 girls with hearing impairment but they have been helping out their peers in using those social media tools. I hope and pray I can do more

Jill Langhus
Apr 15
Apr 15

Hello dear,

How are you doing? No problem. I hope you've been busy doing something fun, or at least semi-fun:-)

I'm doing well, thanks.

Wow! That's great. They must be so appreciative. Me, too:-) Looking forward to seeing more updates from you.

XX

Hello, Regina,

Wow, how empowering your project is! I’m glad you apply as a Featured Changemaker. I’m hoping for the best for you, dear!

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 14
Apr 14

My dear Karen thanks so much for always encouraging and motivating me. Thanks for love and concern

You’re welcome, my sister. Keep up the great work. Please stay safe and stay healthy. The world needs more women like you. :)

anita shrestha
Apr 04
Apr 04

Thank you for work

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 14
Apr 14

Thanks my dear sister Anita

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Apr 20
Apr 20

Dear Regina
Congratulations for the great works your are doing for our sisters and daughters with hearing impairment.With this initiative they will be able to break communication barriers in their businesses.
Love
Veronica Ngum
Bamenda,Cameroon

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 20
Apr 20

Thank you so much my dear Verinica. Thanks for your mentoring. Fully committed to this humanitarian work

Antonia Bih
Apr 23
Apr 23

Hello dear sister
Always nice meeting you on great platforms like this.
Keep standing for persons with Hearing impairment. I know your works and I can endorse you/ your works anytime.
Keep intervening.
Stay safe

Regina Afanwi Young
Apr 30
Apr 30

My dear sister Antonia So excited to meet you on world pulse. Thanks for all the words of encouragement. Bits been always great working together with you. I hope you can share your world of experience to our sisters. This were you belong my dear. In sisterhood
Regina