Iffat and Sister Zeph's collaboration for Women empowerment through Digital Technology

Iffat Gill
Posted March 26, 2015 from Pakistan

For the past few months, I have been working on launching my digital literacy program in Pakistan to bring digital empowerment to girls and women. A lot have happened since and I sit down to share this exciting development with my World Pulse sisters.

We are partnering with Zephaniah Free Education and Sister Zeph to implement our training program for 'Emerging Digital Youth Leaders'!!! The original plan was to travel to Pakistan and do this in person but the temporary hurdles are not going to stop us from realizing our dream to bring more women and girls into tech! Initially, we are hoping to train 14 school girls. We will introduce them to using the computer, Internet and educational platforms to advance their knowledge and explore learning possibilites.

I would like to invite you to get in touch with me or Sister Zeph if you would like to volunteer and get involved with this initiaitive.

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LeanaM
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015

So excited to hear about this partnership; two amazing women tackling such important issues!  Please count on my support from halfway around the world.  I can't wait to hear the updates and to learn about how everything is going (and with hopes of seeing the older girls post their experiences here on World Pulse).  One question for you: will Beyond Access be involved in this at all?

I might also suggest that you post this to the Resources section as a "Need" - perhaps some people with time and other resources to donate will see it there.

Iffat Gill
Mar 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015

Hi Leana,

Thank you for your continued support. We start with the course in the 2nd week of April with our pilot and are very excited about it. Beyond Access is not involved in this particular part yet. The way I am structuring the curiculum, I am positive that you will be hearing stories from the girls themselves!

I like your suggestion. I will post it in the reosurces section.

Cheers!