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NOTRE STAGE AU ENTRE MEDIATIQUE MAMAN SHUJAA DE BUKAVU

Nous avons effectué notre stage au centre Maman shujaa pour lier la théorie à la pratique dans le cadre professionnel. Nous avons eu l’occasion d’enquêter et de sensibiliser la population dans certaines communes de BUKAVU et de leur montrer l’importance de la technologie de l’informatique au centre maman shujaa. Mais la plus part des mamans ne savent pas l’informatique ; c’est ainsi que nous avons fait tout pour leur expliquer. A travers la sensibilisation que nous avons faite sur terrain il ya un grand nombre de mamans qui se font inscrire.
En effet, notre stage de professionnalisation avait de raison d’être : apprendre aux femmes l’informatique ; sans ignorer que l’informatique est parmi les formations essentielles qui constituent la pierre angulaire dans la vie intellectuelle, et descendre sur terrain pour rencontrer les autres mamans.
DIFFIULTES RENCONTRES
Comme dans toute carrière les difficultés ne manquent pas ; pendant ces trois mois de stage nous avons eu, entant que stagiaire les difficultés suivantes :
1. Le manque des frais de transport pour permettre au stagiaire d’arriver à temps au lieu de stage et pour rendre un travail très efficace ;
2 Le manque de courant électrique dans le centre pour faciliter l’utilisation des machines.
3. Nombre réduit d’auditoires ou bien salle de formation des apprenantes de divers niveaux.
SUGGESTIONS
1. Que le centre maman shujaa fasse tout pour agrandir les auditoires pour donner accès à un grand nombre d’étudiants ;
2. Qu’ils achètent un tableau pour faciliter au formateur qui donne le cours d’Anglais et aux étudiants à bien travailler ;
3. QU’il y ait beau coup de formateurs en informatique dans la salle.
3. Qu’ils disposent de moyens de transports pour les apprenantes aussi.
4. Que le centre maman shujaa cherche comment occuper le stagiare

English translation by community member PilarAlbisu

Our Training Course at the Maman Shujaa Media Centre in Bukavu

Our course at the Maman Shujaa Centre was meant to combine theory and hands-on experience in a professional environment. We had the opportunity to survey the population public and raise awareness in some towns in Bukavu, and to show them the importance of technology and computers available in the Maman Shujaa Centre. But most mamans do not know how to use the computer, which is why we did everything we could to explain it to them. Our efforts to raise awareness on the ground resulted in many mamans signing up to the centre.

In general, our professionalization course was meant to:

-Teach women to use computers, keeping in mind that it is an essential skill and the cornerstone of an intellectual life
-Take to the field to meet other women

Difficulties Encountered

As with every job, we did encounter some difficulties. Throughout the three-month course, as trainees, we ran into the following problems:

1. The lack of transportation to allow the trainee to make it on time to the course, thus leading to better efficiency in our work
2. The lack of electricity in the centre to facilitate the use of the machines
3. Limited number of auditoriums and training rooms for students of various levels

Suggestions

1. That the Maman Shujaa Centre do everything in they can to amplify the auditoriums so as to accommodate a large number of students
2. That a chalkboard be purchased to help both the English teacher and the students to work effectively
3. That there be various trainers with knowledge of computer per class
4. That they supply methods of transportation to the students as well
5. That the Maman Shujaa Centre look for ways to provide subsequent occupation for the trainee

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Comments

kstraut's picture

inspirant!

Sikujuwa ,

Qu'est-ce un programme étonnant que vous avez effectué pour les femmes dans votre région de Bukavu . Il est inspirant de voir l'action engagée contre la fracture numérique massif pour les femmes. Je pensais que le but de votre projet - d'enseigner aux femmes , à leur faire comprendre l'importance de la technologie dans la vie professionnelle , et de créer une communauté de femmes qui sont en interaction avec les ordinateurs et la technologie . Ces objectifs sont tous très importants pour créer un changement pratique. Il semble que la plupart de vos défis étaient en raison de problèmes d'infrastructure en dehors de votre contrôle . Alors que vos suggestions pour relever ces défis étaient incroyables et faisable , il serait bien s'il y avait un certain soutien à une plus grande échelle - par exemple : systèmes de bus efficaces que les moyens de transport , les ressources en électricité plus fiable , peut-être un financement du gouvernement ou de l'aide d'autres projets / entreprises qui sont concernés par les problèmes des femmes ou la diffusion de la technologie . Comment le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo aborder les questions d' accès à la technologie ? Y at-il une conversation qui se passe dans la communauté / au gouvernement qui pourrait susciter un changement ou un soutien à un niveau plus élevé pour votre honorable organisation? Y at-il d'autres projets dans la région qui ont des objectifs similaires aux vôtres que vous pouvez créer une relation avec - partager des histoires , des réussites , les défis et le soutien overal ? Merci beaucoup de partager votre histoire de la prise de mesures sur le terrain - il est une source d'inspiration .

Avec des soins ,
Kendall

JT Long's picture

Overcoming

My Dearest Sikujuwa:
What an inspiring story. Your goal of connecting mothers in a virtual community is a powerful one as it can help extended families and give communities a link to the greater world. It is eye-opening to me that the seemingly simple development of a computer class has so many obstacles to overcome. Is there a way that you could write the story of one of these women and the impact it has had on her life and those around her as a way to drum up support for sponsorship of transportation or facilities with reliable electricity? The more the story is heard, the more likely solutions can be found. That is why I am so glad you are sharing both the successes and the challenges here. I am looking forward to hearing updates and wish you all the success in the world.

Yours,
JT Long

telling stories; creating communities

erinluhmann's picture

Nice and Pragmatic

Dear Sikujuwa,

I agree that you could inspire volunteer and/or donor support by sharing the story of an individual who attended your training. Through her, you could highlight the obstacles women face in accessing the internet, as well as solutions to these problems. But I love what you've written so far - very informative and pragmatic.

Were there any other challenges? You mentioned transportation and unreliable electricity. What about child care? Did women bring their small children along, or find people to watch after their children while they attended training? What about language? Are women limited in the information they can access online if they can't read/write in English? How do you overcome these sorts of obstacles?

Looking forward to reading more!

Best,
Erin

Sydney's picture

Sikujuwa, I really enjoyed

Sikujuwa,

I really enjoyed learning about your work at the training center. Your work to train moms on technology and create support networks is so important. Your list of problems and suggestions for solutions is very practical and straightforward. How do you think the training center can go about making these changes? Is there wider support in your community to address these issues?

I am also interested to learn more about mother participating in your training. What are they learning? Do they ask to learn specific skills? Is your center able to train them to help train others?

Thanks for sharing,

Sydney

Rachel J's picture

Such determination!

Hi Sikujuwa,

Your story is very inspiring! It sounds like you've approached this mission of connecting women to technology with fierce tenacity! It's evident that you've researched the population to determine the obstacles that the mothers face in gaining digital access, and that you are committed to ironing out the challenges . It's also apparent that the effort you've put into spreading awareness has resulted in a high number of women who have expressed interest and registered. I'm sure that number will continue to grow as word spreads about how useful the program is. Thank you for sharing! I wish you the very best,

Rachel

Sahro's picture

Well done Sikujuwa!

Dear SIKUJUWA BUNYEGE,

I am happy to see women like yourself working hard in your country. You are working on the change you want to see and that is so encouraging and equally inspiring.

The training center Shujaa Mom is doing such a wonderful work and i applaud you for sharing this story, which we otherwise wouldn't have known about.

I am also involved in similar projects training women on ICT technology so i could relate to some of the challenges you had mentioned. I encourage you to continue doing the important work you are doing. It was nice that you also mentioned some recommendations and suggestions for improving the center.

I wish you lots of luck with the journey and once more encourage you not to give up. You are the voice of so many men and women in your community!

Your sister, Sahro

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PilarAlbisu's picture

Translation

Our Training Course at the Maman Shujaa Media Centre in Bukavu

Our course at the Maman Shujaa Centre was meant to combine theory and hands-on experience in a professional environment. We had the opportunity to survey the population public and raise awareness in some towns in Bukavu, and to show them the importance of technology and computers available in the Maman Shujaa Centre. But most mamans do not know how to use the computer, which is why we did everything we could to explain it to them. Our efforts to raise awareness on the ground resulted in many mamans signing up to the centre.

In general, our professionalization course was meant to:

-Teach women to use computers, keeping in mind that it is an essential skill and the cornerstone of an intellectual life
-Take to the field to meet other women

Difficulties Encountered

As with every job, we did encounter some difficulties. Throughout the three-month course, as trainees, we ran into the following problems:

1. The lack of transportation to allow the trainee to make it on time to the course, thus leading to better efficiency in our work
2. The lack of electricity in the centre to facilitate the use of the machines
3. Limited number of auditoriums and training rooms for students of various levels

Suggestions

1. That the Maman Shujaa Centre do everything in they can to amplify the auditoriums so as to accommodate a large number of students
2. That a chalkboard be purchased to help both the English teacher and the students to work effectively
3. That there be various trainers with knowledge of computer per class
4. That they supply methods of transportation to the students as well
5. That the Maman Shujaa Centre look for ways to provide subsequent occupation for the trainee

PilarAlbisu's picture

Commentaire

Comment

Chère Sikujuwa,
C’est variment incroyable ce que vous avez fait à Bukavu pour amener un changement chez les femmes de votre milieu. Je suis complètement d’accord avec vous que la technologie et l’informatique sont essentielles pour avoir une vie intellectual pleine. Je crois firmament que c’est avec des stages comme celles que vous avez effectué au centre que vous ferez des grands changements positifs dans la vie des femmes chez vous! Merci et continuez votre incroyable travail!

Bien à vous!
Pilar

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