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WA MAMA WA LEMAVU NA TECHNOLOGIA

Sisi ni wa mama wa lemavu wanao patikana mu Province ya Sud-Kivu, Ville ya Bukavu, Commune ya Ibanda, Quartier Lycée Wima.
tuna tumika ndani ya Association pour l’Encadrement et la Promotion Integrale des Femmes vivant avec Handicap(AEPIFHA). tuna usika na kazi ya kushona ma sakoshi na manguo, tuna tengeneza piya ma poupées de voiture, broderie…
kwa kweli, technologia ni ya maana sana katika maisha ya wa watu kwa siku izi, ndiyo maana ina itajika ku funzwa ili watu wote wawe na ujuzi wa technologia, na kwa zaidi kwetu sisi walemavu.
sisi walemavu tuna kutana na vizuwizo mbalimbali vyenye havi ruhusu tu participer kabisa ku tumikisha internet.
kati ya ivyo vizuwizo tuna weza taja : distance, makuta ya kulipa gari ao moto, kuwa kidogo kwa salle ambayo tuna tumikiya ndani, kukosa viti vya kuikaliya, kuto kutosheleya kwa machine(Ordinateurs), piya kukosa moto ya umeme.
Tuna ishi mbali na Centre yetu ya informatique, kuna kuwa karibuni 6 Kmya distance. mara mingi tuna shinda kuenda ako ju ya hali ya nvula na ya ulemavu wetu japoiyo, tungependa tuwe na fika ako kila siku.
Mara kwa mara tuna kosa gisi ya kuenda ako kwa kukosewa na makuta ya kulipa gari. mara ingine, wa dereva wanakataa ku tubeba ju ya hali yetu ya ulemavu, na inatuma tuna kosa kupaenda.
Tunapo fika ndani ya Centre, tuna kosa machine(Ordinateur) ya kutumikiya kwa sababu ziko kidogo, na biti ya kuikaliya ina lumisha mgongo kwa maana ni za mubaya.
Moto ya umeme nayo haikuwake kila siku. ile yote inatuma hatu participer au maximum ku tumikisha internet.
Kwa kusaidiya wengine wa mama na ma binti ku tumikisha internet, tuna fanya sensibilisation ju ya kuamusha wenzetu, na tuna endeleya kuifanya, piya tuna julisha watu kuusu internet.
Kwa leo, ndani ya Association yetu, tuna kuwa na watu 6 wanao jifunza kutumikisha internet ku Centre World Pulse Mama Shujaa. kupitiya iyo Centre, tulisha kujuwa namna ya kuongeya na watu wa duniya nzima, kupitiya technologia, tuna andika na wana tuandikiya.
Kuona wamoja wetu wana kuwa na ujuzi kidogo, tuna omba kwa ma Compagnies za technologia kutiya connexion ya hali nzuri na ya kila siku ; na kwa Gouvernement itu tiliye moto ya kila siku na kwa wakati. maji piya inaitajika.

English translation by community member Celya

Women with disabilities and technology

We are the mothers with disabilities, found in the South-Kivu Province, city of Bukavu, Council of Ibanda, neighbourhood of Lycée Vertical.
We are members of the Association for Integrated Mentoring and Promotion of Women with Disabilities (AEPIFHA - Association pour l'Encadrement et la Promotion Integrale des Femmes vivant avec Handicapes). We work in areas of sewing bags and clothes, we make car dolls and embroidery.
Truly, technology is very important in every day life nowadays therefore there is a need to be knowledgable about it, especially for mothers with disability such as ourselves.
As disabled people, we have faced difficulties that have made our learning and use of internet a challenge.
Among the difficulties we can cite a few: distance from our homes to the center, money for transport, the small size of the computer room, insufficient chairs and computers and power cuts. We live far from the center, the distance is nearly 6km. Many times we can't go because of weather conditions such as rain and also because we have disabilities but we wish we could go to the center everyday. Sometimes the conductors on public vehicles refuse to let us in because of our condition and because of that, we fail to go.
Sometimes when we finally reach the center, we don't get access to computers because there aren't enough and the seats give us a back ache because they are uncomfortable. It is not everyday that there is electricity. All these are reasons why we can't fully participate in the use of internet.
We help other mothers and girls by sensitising them, encouraging them to learn how to use internet and we tell them about advantages of knowing how to use the internet.

Kwa leo, ndani ya Association yetu, tuna kuwa na watu 6 wanao jifunza kutumikisha internet ku Centre World Pulse Mama Shujaa. kupitiya iyo Centre, tulisha kujuwa namna ya kuongeya na watu wa duniya nzima, kupitiya technologia, tuna andika na wana tuandikiya.
Kuona wamoja wetu wana kuwa na ujuzi kidogo, tuna omba kwa ma Compagnies za technologia kutiya connexion ya hali nzuri na ya kila siku ; na kwa Gouvernement itu tiliye moto ya kila siku na kwa wakati. maji piya inaitaji

Today, in our association, we have six members who are learning how to use computers and internet at the World Pulse Mama Shujaa Center. Thanks to the center, we have found means of communication with people everywhere in the world through technology. We send messages and we receive some. Some of us have very little knowledge, we would like to ask technology companies to give us a good connection everyday and we would like to ask the government to provide electricity every day on time. We would like water as well.

Comments

Elie's picture

Bonjour Mangaza

Je n'ai pas pu lire ce que vous avez écrit mais je présume que c'est un sujet concernant la technologie et peut être les femmes. Et je peux dire que vous faites un travail vraiment très apprécié en RDC pour initier les femmes a l'informatique malgré les moyens très limites. Je ne peux que vous féliciter et vous encourager dans ce sens. Car la technologie de nos jours est devenue un outil très efficace et indispensable de travail et d'action.

Merci de votre engagement et surtout bon courage.

A bientôt

Élie

Mangaza's picture

Aksanti!

Elie aksanti kwa kututiya moyo. kuusu uteteyaji ya sheriya ya wa mama. kwa kweli, tutaendeleya ku andika ili tuone ya kwamba kupitiya iyo kuandika, tunaweza teteya haki zetu sisi wa mama, na kwa zaidi sisi walemavu.

MANGAZA

Celya's picture

Translation

Women with disabilities and technology

We are the mothers with disabilities, found in the South-Kivu Province, city of Bukavu, Council of Ibanda, neighbourhood of Lycée Vertical.
We are members of the Association for Integrated Mentoring and Promotion of Women with Disabilities (AEPIFHA - Association pour l'Encadrement et la Promotion Integrale des Femmes vivant avec Handicapes). We work in areas of sewing bags and clothes, we make car dolls and embroidery.
Truly, technology is very important in every day life nowadays therefore there is a need to be knowledgable about it, especially for mothers with disability such as ourselves.
As disabled people, we have faced difficulties that have made our learning and use of internet a challenge.
Among the difficulties we can cite a few: distance from our homes to the center, money for transport, the small size of the computer room, insufficient chairs and computers and power cuts. We live far from the center, the distance is nearly 6km. Many times we can't go because of weather conditions such as rain and also because we have disabilities but we wish we could go to the center everyday. Sometimes the conductors on public vehicles refuse to let us in because of our condition and because of that, we fail to go.
Sometimes when we finally reach the center, we don't get access to computers because there aren't enough and the seats give us a back ache because they are uncomfortable. It is not everyday that there is electricity. All these are reasons why we can't fully participate in the use of internet.
We help other mothers and girls by sensitising them, encouraging them to learn how to use internet and we tell them about advantages of knowing how to use the internet.

Kwa leo, ndani ya Association yetu, tuna kuwa na watu 6 wanao jifunza kutumikisha internet ku Centre World Pulse Mama Shujaa. kupitiya iyo Centre, tulisha kujuwa namna ya kuongeya na watu wa duniya nzima, kupitiya technologia, tuna andika na wana tuandikiya.
Kuona wamoja wetu wana kuwa na ujuzi kidogo, tuna omba kwa ma Compagnies za technologia kutiya connexion ya hali nzuri na ya kila siku ; na kwa Gouvernement itu tiliye moto ya kila siku na kwa wakati. maji piya inaitaji

Today, in our association, we have six members who are learning how to use computers and internet at the World Pulse Mama Shujaa Center. Thanks to the center, we have found means of communication with people everywhere in the world through technology. We send messages and we receive some. Some of us have very little knowledge, we would like to ask technology companies to give us a good connection everyday and we would like to ask the government to provide electricity every day on time. We would like water as well.

Cecile

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