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My Digital Journey by Intel provides opportunity for women, girls - Hudnell



The Vice President at Intel Corporation and Director of Corporate Affairs, cum President Intel Foundation Ms. Rosalind Hudnell has said My Digital Journey initiative by the firm provides an opportunity for women and girls, reports ITRealms.

She made this known during the launch of the programme in Nairobi, saying that as part of the first phase of the programme, it would create opportunities for women and girls in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to learn about the internet and benefit from the wealth of information available that will contribute towards achieving their goals and provide access to opportunities

Learners on My Digital Journey, she said, will receive a digital completion certificate after successfully completing three quests.

“Each quest comprises 3-6 missions.  The first mission may take a learner 15-45 minutes depending on reading speed and the thought put into responding to challenges,” she said.

According to her, this learning platform provides women and girls with a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and access additional resources that support learning in a safe environment.

Gaining access to the Internet, Hudnell said, enables women and girls to improve their self-esteem and expression, expand their social and political participation, gain new skills that enable them to obtain formal education, become entrepreneurs, or secure employment, and in addition get access to information and new connections within their communities and beyond.

Intel believes that educating girls and closing the Internet gender gap has an important multiplier effect—expanding opportunities for families, communities, and nations.

 “Through the Intel Global Girls and Women Initiative, we are working to empower millions of girls and women around the world by closing the gender gap in access to education, inspiring more girls and women to become creators of technology and connecting them to opportunity,” she noted.

Also speaking, UN Women Deputy Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Simone ellis Oluoch-Olunya, noted that Unlocking gender equality will unlock the growth potential of the continent.

“Grounded in the vision of equality, UN Women believes that technology can be a game-changer for women and girls. Enhancing women’s economic empowerment is one of the five priority areas of UN Women’s work, therefore this initiative is one of many UN Women is undertaking to advance women’s economic empowerment and support women, particularly from a technology perspective,’’ Ms. Oluoch-Olunya said.
 
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