Empowering women through training

Empowering women through training

A 15 day Computing Skills Development Training Course was delivered to the Pragati Women Cooperative and teachers from the Nu Bahakot Secondary School at the EkTara Multipurpose Hall, Mayatari, Syangja District from the 5 – 19 June 2016.

The training program was organised jointly by Logged On, the Nepal Rural Information Technology Development Society (NRIDS) and Pragati Women Saving and Credit Cooperative Limited (Mayatari). 60 Women participants of different age group, caste and background registered for the training with 10 teachers Nu Bahakot. Both organisations were provided with computer centres by the Logged On Foundation and the training course is part of Logged On’s commitment to empowering locals with the knowledge and skills to be able to effectively use and maintain the computer facility.

Participants were divided into three-day shifts to be able to provide training to all registrants. Training coordinator, Sudip Aryal, reported “it’s an explicable heart touching feeling to see local women curiously learning computers who have managed to join the class after completing their regular agriculture work in their field. I am very happy to have dedicated my time to the training to help them realise their dream.”

One of the participants, Kamala Poudel, 50, cried after adding her son to her newly created Facebook account and talking with him using Messenger for the first time. Her son was surprised to see his mother’s unexpected friend request. He initially said “what will you do with Facebook Mum?”

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“It is a common situation that many of our family members and relatives are outside of Syangja District or even outside Nepal. So I will use Facebook to communicate with them from time to time.”

Kamala can now write letters and prepare reports in MS Word, create bills in Excel and make presentations in PowerPoint. Not only that, she can now communicate with family and friends using Gmail, Facebook and Skype.

 

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