This February, SHEVA trained 279 girls and women on the use of internet and mobile technology. These trainings are part of SHEVA’s project called Weaving Networks. The ultimate purpose of this initiative is to teach girls about access to information through mobile technology (aka their smartphones) and for them to use these new sources of information to their advantage. We want all women to be connected with the world and to communicate with everyone who lives in it, in effort to help them reach their full potential and become independent. Plus! There’s a big emphasis on internet and social media safety.
The workshops took place at different organizations with attendance of women and girls who range from 13 to 40 year olds.
For the first group we worked with 23 high school girls from Liceo El Carmen in Mixco; the second workshop took us to Colegio Nuevos Horizontes at Ciudad Quetzal to work with 114 girls; then we worked with the 119 girls from Colegio El Hogar in Mixco; and we also trained 23 women from Asociación para Educación Salud e Infraestructura in Santo Tomás Milpas Altas.
The trainings will continue through the rest of the year, so stay tuned to see more about Weaving Networks.