What does Digital Empowerment mean to us?
For us, digital empowerment means far more than giving people access to digital technologies. It is a multi-stage process that teaches individuals new skills and opportunities to use information technology for their own purposes, in order to better participate and express themselves in a networked society.Why do we want to be active in this area?
focuses on a future-oriented education
that enables people to escape the spiral of poverty. We are convinced that digital education, in an increasingly networked world, can be one of the key factors on the way out of poverty.
And so we came up with the idea of extending Smiles Africa Charity
to a digital branch by initiating a Digital Empowerment Pilot Project
.What do we have in mind and what is our goal?
Our plan is to hold at the beginning of February 2020 a one-week intensive workshop in Kenya for 10 to 15 creative young adults from Korogocho and the surrounding area with a certain amount of entrepreneurial spirit.
The aim of the workshop is to teach the participants how to create websites on their own
with the help of the content management system Wordpress
At the end of the week each participant should be able to go live with their own website and be able to maintain it without our help.
Through the workshop we also hope that the knowledge gained by the participants will be passed on to third parties and that other people will benefit indirectly from the pilot project.
Of course you can continue to donate for our primary cause "Quality education for kids & teenagers in Kenya