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MEDIA AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT

The most exciting thing about web2.0 is that it is a platform or forum where I can go to network and share ideas, concepts and issues affecting my life, our organization, women, community and the world generally. I am excited about the fact that I can touch the lives of other women in other parts of the world through social media, new media, social networking and even be a citizen journalist to people.

• Women empowerment movement is crucial and is a necessary tool for the development of our world. Hence it is a platform where problems and solutions of gender inequality, inequity and women’s health can be discussed, re-addressed, solutions attained and awareness created globally.
• Through web 2.0, women widen the scope of their literacy and knowledge
• Web 2.0 would also give a deep sense of belonging to women, self confidence, a sense of direction, one purpose and one voice when networking
• Social networks such as Twitter, Face book, Google map, Hi 5 serves as a tool of socialization, exchange of ideas. Women can speak out while others who are change and police makers can take action in their various communities based on the responses received on the issues affecting women.
• Local & International magazines, radio, television programs on women can help disseminate information to women globally and keep them well informed and up to date concerning issues affecting them.

. I am a representative of Skildev foundation. These tools have empowered us by making our organization heard globally; of which one of them is voice of future through World pulse. The foundation uses the tools to disseminate information of our training programmes such as on Television, Radio, news paper, magazines, face book etc. Creating awareness of issues concerning women and youths in our community. Currently, SKILDEV saw the need of training the fellows of the Foundation women, girl and youths to be Computer Literate, to benefit from the uses of web 2.0 to enhance the skills acquired in the Foundation through online training.
SKILDEV has organized several Television life skill training and awareness campaign, on living & life skill acquisition e.g. Catering and Fashion design, Batik and Adire, entrepreneur skill etc.
Our trainees are taught to use social media such as Twitter, Face book etc as a means of marketing and networking their acquired skills for patronage. SKILDEV also networks with their counterparts globally. Thereby gaining empowerment by web 2.0.

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SallyB's picture

Great project!

Thanks for sharing about your foundation with us. Sounds like a great organization!

skildevfoundation's picture

Thanks

thanks Sally, it is indeed a great organization

Mrs May Okonkwor (Teach a Woman How to Fish)
Founder/CEO
Skill Development Foundation For Women and Youths (SKILDEV)

Susan Studebaker's picture

Hi, May, Just wanted to let

Hi, May,

Just wanted to let you know that enjoyed reading your post. I appreciate knowing what your organization does and how you see Web 2.0 helping to promote it's mission. Your essay really showed your passion as well as being very clear and concise. I look forward to reading more!

Susan

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skildevfoundation's picture

Thanks Susan

I am happy with your observation

Mrs May Okonkwor (Teach a Woman How to Fish)
Founder/CEO
Skill Development Foundation For Women and Youths (SKILDEV)

aimeeknight's picture

Hello May, I enjoyed reading

Hello May,
I enjoyed reading your post, you have strong writing skills. Thank you, for sharing the story of your foundation and how you plan to use Web 2.0 to further your work. I look forward to hearing more from you.

"One shoe can change a life" ~ Cinderella

skildevfoundation's picture

hello Aimee my sister,

I appreciate your comment. You are right, one shoe can actually change life and the second shoe? probably a nation?
Thanks for your encouragement

Mrs May Okonkwor (Teach a Woman How to Fish)
Founder/CEO
Skill Development Foundation For Women and Youths (SKILDEV)

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