Computer Training Enhances Education and Broadens Opportunities
In our increasingly technological world, access to computers is absolutely pivotal to education and personal growth. Ability to access and use a computer allows a girl to:
- Easily access quality information
- Learn from, communicate with and contribute to the world around her
- Develop the skills necessary to compete in today’s job market
Bottom line, technology plays a huge role in educating and empowering women and girls, helping them to build more secure and stable futures through increased knowledge, communication and access to information. A technology-proficient woman is more likely to attend university; have more secure, healthy families; and contribute to the overall wellbeing of her home community and society at large.
Despite the obvious benefits to all levels of society, a huge technological gap exists throughout the African continent, disproportionately baring marginalized women and girls from opportunities to participate and succeed in today’s world.
Educate Africans Girls’ parent agency, Develop Africa, is committed to closing this unfortunate technology gap by providing basic computer and I.T. training and launching multi-purpose technology centers throughout Africa. Most recently, we launched a computer lab in partnership with the FAWE school, Sierra Leone to provide educational software and computer training to the school’s 751 students.
How do we do it? Develop Africa works with a worldwide team of donors, financial collection coordinators and foundations to operate computer labs and hold I.T. training sessions throughout Western and Sub-Saharan Africa. We encourage you to join us in this important mission, through your support we can ensure that women and girls aren’t left behind in today’s technology driven world.