Intel and Joyful Women Organization to train 1 million Kenyan women in digital literacy
Intel Kenya and NGO Joyful Women Organization (JOYWO) will train one million women in digital literacy skills by 2020 through the “She Will Connect” program. The main purpose of this initiative is to decrease the gender gap in technology in the country by training women and girls in skills related to ICTs.
For implementing the project, Intel prepared JOYWO personnel with a standard digital literacy curriculum and provided them with devices to perform face to face training across the country. The main contents that will be taught include safe use of the internet, online engagement, applied technology skills for business and access to information.
The main role of JOYWO in the process will be to share the new skills with its network of women and girls in rural and informal urban areas so that the program reaches a wider population. The organization was established in 2009 and is currently running a range of women’s empowerment programs.
So far, over 800,000 women and girls have been beneficiaries of the She Will Connect program in three African countries: Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Now, it is expected the training will be expanded to 47 counties in Kenya with the support of JOYWO.