This March, SHEVA trained 401 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.
The first workshop took us to Colegio Saber y Gracia in Chimaltenango to work with 78 girls. Then we worked with 43 women leaders from Plan International at Coban. For the third group we trained 35 girls from Escuela Jose Joaquin Pardo in Guatemala City. Later the workshops took us to Antigua Guatemala where we aided WINGS in its work with 11 girls. For the fifth group we trained 18 girls from Colegio La Paz in Mixco. Then we went to Instituto Nacional de Educación Básica Carlos Benjamín Ayala and trained 149 girls. Later we worked with a group of 20 girls from Centro de Estudios Integrales. And finally, we partnered with U Yum Cap to train 26 students from Escuela José Miguel Vasconcelos and Colegio Jesús Resucitado. Also this month, we worked with the Ministerio de Gobernación at Unidad de Prevención de Violencia Comunitaria to train 11 women who are part of the staff.
The trainings will continue through the rest of the year, so stay tuned to see more about Weaving Networks.