While working in Mwenga territory, as World Pulse Ambassador, I spent my day today at the presentation of World Pulse to the women of a virtually isolated village called "Kwangambwa" in the territory of Mwenga in the province of South Kivu in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. I took the opportunity to organize a local digital empowerment training for women and girls in this village and help them know that this is their secure online space to tell their stories, connect to a global community and create the change they hope to see in their communities. Everything went well to the satisfaction of the women and girls beneficiaries. Unfortunately in Mwenga, less than 1% of women have access to new information and communication technologies and especially to the internet. The majority of these women are illiterate and do not know how to use computer tools in this current dynamic of globalization. Some of them confirmed to see a computer for the first time. It was at the same time a moment of joy and sorrow for these women victims of armed conflicts in eastern Congo.
Faced with this situation, the digital literacy of these women is a priority in Mwenga territory in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.