Nigeria: Intel Partners Ghanaian Women On Digital Literacy
In its efforts to improve quality of lives, using digital technology, global technology company, Intel Corporation has entered into a partnership with the Ghana chapter of the African Women Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP) for the delivery of digital literacy training.
The training known as Intel EASY STEPS, and to be conducted on a ‘Train-the-Trainer’ basis is part of Intel’s educational content for which the chip-making company has become reputable across the world.
Corporate Affairs Manager of Intel West Africa, Osagie Ogunbor, said the initiative would enhance the ability of the women to run more efficient businesses. Ogunbor noted that the free training is part of Intel’s “women friendly” corporate social responsibility initiatives.
He explained that “digital literacy is pivotal to the improvement of the quality of lives of any individual in today’s contemporary world”, while assuring of Intel’s commitment to partnering with like-minded organisations to improve digital literacy the world over.
According to him, “You cannot be effective and efficient in the running of any enterprise without digital literacy. This has become a necessity in this digital age and we are proud to lead in global efforts at digital literacy.”
On her part, the President of AWEP Ghana, Mrs. Comfort Adjahoe-Jennings stated that the Organisation was delighted that Intel was providing the free training for its members and promised that those who receive the training will in turn ensure that they train others.
Adjahoe-Jennings said despite the large number of women running very small informal businesses in Ghana , “a number of them are unable to expand the scope and profile of their businesses because they are unable to take advantage of the opportunities that abound in this digital world.”
She spoke about online marketing which is a cost effective way of reaching the entire world via the internet. The AWEP boss in Ghana called on other organisations to emulate Intel’s consistent efforts to address issues of women and girls as well as its trademark Education programmes across the world.
AWEP is an initiative launched by the United States (US) Department of State in July 2010. It identifies and builds networks of women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa poised to transform their societies by owning, running, and operating small and medium businesses, and by becoming voices for social advocacy in their communities. AWEP is a strategic global partner of Intel Corporation