NLK has setup digital training program for target women living with HIV/AIDS in broad grass root communities of Ethiopia since 2010. The program is part of the organization’s identified strategies for the target women groups’ social and economic empowerment. The program train Women Living with HIV/AIDS in digital Literacy and skill in internet usage. In addition, to reduce stigma and increase opportunities improves positive impacts and sustainability; the program targets other vulnerable women, girls and OVC participants who may not have been diagnosed or chose not to disclose status.
The program primarily provides training in Basic computer skill training: Microsoft word, Microsoft excels Microsoft access and internet usage for three months by a qualified trainer. The program train approximately 100 to 150 target women annually and provide employment opportunities as well.
To avoid the low placement rates of the trained women; NLK Link the Digital Literacy skill training program to pre-identified employment opportunities through continues labor market assessments and identifying leading firms and internet cafes with growing demand for the skilled labor in the target communities. Moreover, NLK promote individually operated internet cafes by the women upon successfully completing the training program.
Since late 2010 of its establishment, the program has successfully trained more than 200 of the target women, girls and children. Currently, the women have been able to utilize the modern technology and internet access as means for broad online communication and the pertaining social and economic opportunities. Among others, , the women are able to connect and collaborate online with variety members of positive women networks both locally and globally; to share and/or gain new experience, approach, practices and knowledge resulting for them profound social and psychosocial wellbeing.
Today, NLK is proud of the commendable achievement made in the target women we have been able to change the lives of the target women, dependents and the community thorough this unique program.
The women able to generate income by commencing self-operated internet cafes and associated service, or employed in leading computer firms or leading internet cafes in the local communities of Addis Ababa