A journey of a thousand miles starts with a mile. This was a quote I shared with women in my community who are taking up digital communication skills to strengthen their relationships and address issues affecting their community.
As VOF leader in my community, I was privileged to take 10 community leaders through the World Pulse digital communication training. Our training started with discussions via the mobile app, whatsapp and later progressed to the digital offline tool, power point. Showing the power point presentation which started from the welcoming remarks and introductions made the participants ease-up where they started enjoying the presentation. From the presentation, the leaders learned that digital tools are a great way of sharing their stories and making new connections via various digital platforms which include World Pulse and social media apps such as facebook, twitter and instagram. They also learn that it can enable them access information as well as share valuable information with their community members.
The journey has just began. The interest demonstrated by my small group of beneficiaries has encouraged me to ensure that I reach out to more women in order to empower them with digital communication skills. As the women take a day at a time to improve their digital communication skills, valuable information is being shared and sent that could impact their community positively.