DIGITAL EMPOWERMENT PHASE 3: DIGITAL INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT FOR WOMEN
First and foremost, Congratulations!!! hats off, Madam Jensine, You have really done a commendable job being the founder of World Pulse and initiating W.W.W. WOMEN WEAVE THE WEB CAMPAIGN. You have done a wonderful job being able to connect Women globally
-The Internet has empowered me to achieve my goals in that. I love people regardless where they come from, i never discriminate so I enjoy socializing so much. The Internet, especially the World Pulse site has made my life different because i have been able to connect with Women globally.
-I started writing and submitting World Pulse Journals long before more than 4 yrs back.. When Madam Jensine visited Nairobi Kenya she had already informed me online (Internet) that they were visiting Kenya coming with World Pulse Women guests. It was a joyous moment when we met, she already had seen my photo online (internet) so she came straight to me and called "Teresa" and hugged me. she introduced me to the rest of the visitors. She then invited me to join them at the Pool side of one of the Hotels in Nairobi. Photos were taken with all the other visitors and even Community Women Leaders of Kenya.We had a great evening.
_The Internet Global Forum ( IGF] 27th -30th September 2011 that was held in Kenya, at UNEP, Gilgil. Imagine it was in my Country Kenya I didn't know about that FORUM but I was informed (Internet) by World Pulse. The email that they sent me they advised me to print it and go with that copy show it to the Organizers, that is what I did and I was allowed to attend throughout until the last day. My goal achievement of connecting with so many delegates throughout the World socializing and exchanging contact was achieved. It was well organized i.e tea, snacks and lunch was catered for, there was and unlike the UN HABITAT FORUMS that i attend still at UNEP. Gilgil
-It has not helped me find Resources for my voiceless Community at the grassroots level Community yet, but so long as we are on Digital Inclusion definitely, I believe we shall, with time and the greatest challenge is lack of a Computer..The Computer can serve different people for different services. It has helped me to connect with interesting people. but If i have Computers I can be able to help my Community Women and Girls to be Computer Literate in doing so, they can also help others to learn and then we can advertise and have a Secretarial Bureau give services as Typing letters, Browsing, Digital Printing , those who have visual problem can be Weaving baskets and do Business online.etc. But remember, Not all grassroots Women are Computer literate like myself and others, so when the PROGRAM are introduced to us by World Pulse those should be the first Target.
The Internet could have helped me get a Job neither a business, but lack of my own Computer is the greatest challenge. Already I could be having a Secretarial Bureau, A Cyber Cafe where ii would be charging little for the services rendered, A volunteer like myself is hard to own a Computer that is why I am late in submitting this last Journal.
-No, I don"t believe online empowerment can lead to Offline empowerment. Online Empowerment makes everything simple, easier. saves money, time and stress free. It has made Communication easier Without Online Empowerment no development Globally.
=Digitally Empowering Women is very, very important. Educate a Woman you educate the whole family, so in this case of Digital it will be educating the whole worldwide. Women will be able to do their business online, will open Secretarial Bureaus, A good example is a Woman who started a business online they are importing ladies dresses, shoes handbags and selling them to working class women they are buying the items in two instalment.
-It will help Women Transform the World because majority of Women are jobless and they are the ones who toil to educate their children. Majority of men are drunkards, alcoholics and drug addicts so don't care whether their children go to school or not. As a result, in most families in my poor community most children either are primary level drop-outs they end-up being street Children. I help abused children conselling them, parents and referring them to Children homes. Any way, if their mothers (women) will be Digitally Empowered the will do business internationally and locally. Their Children will be educated and they will be having their basic needs without any problem. Life will never be the same for the suffering women and Girls. This will transform the World and it will be a better place to live in there will be Peace and justice. Life will never be the same again.
Bravo, World pulse
-Thanks World pulse Digital Empowerment Women and girls