Why I now integrate Digital Literacy as one of my organization's programs

yvoneakoth
Posted April 22, 2017 from Kenya

I have always wanted to enhancemy digital literacy skills. This was not only to impact my personal and professional developmentbut to have an impact in my community as well. This goal became a reality in early 2016 when I joined World Pulse and was trained as a Voices of Our Future leader. As a result of this training, I have led and participated in many digital literacy projects that include starting my blog, contributing to other organizations' blog, joining international digital literacy initiativesand empowering other womenwith digital literacy skills in order to reach their fullest potential.

Empowering women with digital literacy skills was the best of all. Being a Voices of Our (VOF) and a World Pulse member increased my engagement with women through the Women and the Web Alliance Project (WWA). Through the WWA project, I have reached more than 40 women directly with digital literacy skills. Our sessions which provided an opportunity for me to introducethe women to World Pulse showed me the urgent need for digital literacy skills among women from disadvantaged backgrounds. This prompted me to do participate in the phasessessions of the WWA project. As a result, I have also integrated digital literacy for women and girls as one of my organizations programs.

My experience in the WWA project has showed me that digital literacy has a social and economic impact in the lives of women and girls.I am grateful to World Pulse for helping me to make this discovery which will contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5 at the local level.

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Jill Langhus
Apr 22, 2017
Apr 22, 2017

Hi Yvoneakoth. Thanks for sharing your post and update. Is digital literacy for women your passion?

Francisca Robles
Apr 25, 2017
Apr 25, 2017

This sounds really good. Are you still working on this project? Please keep us update, I will love to learn more about it.

Carolyn Seaman
Jun 18, 2017
Jun 18, 2017

Hello Yvonne,

It was so warm to read your beautiful story of impact in your community. I am inspired by your experience integrating digital literacy into your organization's programme, as I can relate to your experience.

I can imagine how rewarding it is for you to launch women into the world of technology and watch them grow and develop their lives everyday.

Thank you for sharing your story. And I look forward to reading more about your work. Well done Love!

In partnership,

Gisele Beer
Sep 01, 2017
Sep 01, 2017

Wow!!Yvonne this is so great.keep empowering women on digital literacy it so important in our African society. Keep on the good work.world pulse is just the best.

Keturah Shammah
Mar 21, 2018
Mar 21, 2018

Great