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For most jobs today, the appropriate place to advertise is the internet. The website www.jobsinghana.com , a Ghanaian jobs portal that i log on to for every detail on jobs. I got several jobs through that website. So far i have been engaged by several organisations through that site. Most importantly the internet has helped me to achieve my objectives of helping women achieve success through participation in decision making and representation in politics as well. When the objectives of these women were achieved, mine to had been achieved.

Most of the women i am dealing with are either women groups seeking to be elected to the district assembly or to the Parliament, local group of women seeking market for their produce or angry community women seeking answer to unpleasant situations in their communities.

To help the women seeking to be elected as Assembly women, they were taken through social media training on how to display their efforts so far on the level they have gone in developing their communities. Initiatives they have undertaken to fulfill their final agenda of developing their communities. These women were trained on how to exhibit these positive changes through the media for a wider impact and coverage. Fortunately, it yielded massive results as most people did not know what was happening before until such works were showcased through the media.

I was initially restricted to making impact in my immediate environment. Marketing strategies has improved for community members engaged in rural economy without access to the global market. Thanks to to Technology, a lot of them can now boost of multiple marketing sources and mentors who have taken keen interest in what was hither to a product known to only members of the same community.

I strongly believe online empowerment can lead to offline empowerment. Things learned using the media are practicalised with or without technology. As one person learns using Digital technology, she can also intern transfer it using her own version of it in another way either practically or theoretically.

Digital empowerment can help transform the world in so many ways. As already outlined above, people of diverse backgrounds, on different missions can tap knowledge from digital knowledge to enhance their work to achieve results that are quick and more positive. Like the politician woman seeking election who has to say more than thousand words to drive home here message, she quickly avoids that by posting a "before" and "after" picture of a situation on any platform to drive home the same message using less efforts. In the same vein, the rural woman who had to travel a long distance killing resources to meet a prospective buyer with product samples simply sends it through a media platform and the deal is done.

Modern technology and advancement are quickly transferred through a platform that brings together like minded people doing the same thing. A technology used by one miles away can quickly be transferred to those still using traditional methods through sharing of knowledge.

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Hi Sherry Sherry, Good to hear you found opportunities online. Its also great to know, you trained Assembly women to use social media. In 2011 a UK-based youth activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP a political party in Ghana ) Iddrisu Musa Superior was vetted via the internet on skype. He used the power of the internet to canvass for votes through twitter and on facebook, thus pointing out to delegates his vision and aspirations for the constituency.He won the party’s parliamentary primary. He said his victory was an absolute awakening to Ghanaian politics. “We are in a global village and wherever you are, you are still part of the global village",he said.

Other politicians in any part of the world who are not yet on social media should learn from your story and that of Musa Superior.

Best regards, Rebecca

I can very much recollect Iddrisu Musah Superiour and his activities during the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections. It is good to note that there is yet another national elections coming on in Ghana for district level elections. More of these trainings would be done to exhibit what our women politicians have done so far to help their communities. It is so crucial to them in terms of victory. Let us hope for the best.

Thanks so much Rebecca


Dear Sherry Sherry, Its good to know that many people are now using the internet to advocate for what they believe in. Am glad you have taken advantage of the digital tools and are encouraging more to do the same. Well done my sister and continue to spread the good news about the internet. Stay blessed

Mrs. Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Executive Director and Co Founder

Sowing Seeds of Tumaini

 a.kiddu@gmail.com sstuganda@gmail.com

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