In today’s modern world, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play an ever-growing role in how women of all social classes and ethnicities live their lives. But for many women in developing countries around the globe, the lack of basic digital literacy—i.e. knowing how to operate a computer, send an email, connect with loved ones online—is stifling their personal growth and keeping them from reaching their full potential.
A Telecentre Woman may be a homemaker, a single mother, a working student, or even a retiree. But whatever her status in life is, she makes use of a telecentre in order to experience technology. Through the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign, the telecentre woman stands to gain more. By learning how to use a computer to spur her growth as an individual, she is empowered to be all she can be, and be part of the knowledge society.
In 2011, Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign aims to make a lasting difference in the lives of these underserved women around the world by helping them achieve digital literacy.
This initiative by Telecentre.org promises to help less privileged women achieve much-needed skills and know-how in ICT—allowing them to explore the world with confidence, and join the global tech revolution.
Woman In Focus: Ines Copete
February 7, 2011
Ines Copete, ICT trainer from Makaia in Chocó, finalist in the “Prevention, gender and ICT” contest Ines Copete, Administrator of the CACI – Compatel of Nuqui Choco and ICT Trainer participated in the “Prevention, gender and ICT” contest with the proposal “Celebration and reenactment of the International Day of Non-violence Against Women and Girls, using ICT, in Nuqui – Choco”, with which she placed as a finalist. With the objective of preventing... Continue
Woman In Focus: Myrna Padilla
November 11, 2010
Myrna Padilla is the Campaign’s Ambassador in the Philippines.. here is her success story, in her own words (Transcript of Speech for 6th Mindanao ICT Congress and the 1st BIMP-EAGA ICT Conference). (Introductions omitted) I and my team were very honoured when we received the official invitation from MICT to share our story of success. However, in my heart there is some conflict. Because by nature I am a humble person… and... Continue