Grass Roots Women In Digital Age
Jan 21, 2015
In order to overcome the barriers to the world wide web , women should redefine communication for themselves. The technology was created by men in the first instance which omits the right brain capacity for creativity. I have tried many programs including web site design using Dream weaver, however I just did not get it. The only way I was able to overcome some of the barriers fears and misconceptions was to develop a wordpress page myself which is www.unifiedsisters.wordpress.com in order to post project results .It worked and I reached the desired outcome, I even use it now, through trail and error. The Internet cafe on the other hand ,offer no confidentiality sometimes can be seedy , with porn being watched next to you , sometimes when you have a deadline to submit and your PC is just not working we have no option.The pop ups of naked women aside is embarrassing , and has to be the last resort. As I manage a community group in the UK,iletoCPN we have many members who have a multitude of skills, some involved in teaching in schools and some in adult education, and from our discussions the same issues arise developing into fear of using tablets Pc's and other multimedia tools, which when managed can be time saving women sends.
What we find works well, the experiences of low cost residential-training, when ever possible at a women's only college, this provides the environment for nurturing in a relaxed environment, where you are free to learn at your own pace, with other women , not having to worry about providing dinner for the family ,the housekeeping or act as a mediator for family conflict .The adage is that although we can be very competitive as women in the work place and in all walks of life, this provides a real opportunity for Sisterhood. In some cases the downside sometimes, if the learner has a child aged 14 and over they are unable to apply, I don't know the reason for the 14 aged cut of point, but these are the policies. I would like to see no learner left behind , able negotiate the way forward.Some members of our Afrikan community experience is school was horrific ,we take our time and apply the short course to our members, with little pressure and no competition.
As the competition for school leavers applying for university is hotting up, some universities aggressively recruiting the youngers for free foundation courses in the UK . The further education colleges are finding themselves with low numbers of students creating issues for their future funding...Sisters look at these as the opportunities. Being willing to negotiate for desired courses for your members is the way forward, brokering deals, developing learning compacts as part of my leadership initiatives has worked. Dont limit yourself to local providers travel outside of your comfort zone, you will be surprised at the welcome given to community groups, and the fantastic resources available just waiting for potential learners.We are even looking at radio broadcasting ,journalism and website development, even the possibility of international learning exchanges .....we are thinking outside the box developed by white men in Gray suits and creating a medium that we can work with at our own time and own it. Involvement in all forms of communications. media , food security and international connections to the Motherland check out the pages below and let us know what you think. www.unified sisters.wordpress.com/researchprojects