2009 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
Educate Rural Women with Computer Application Skills for Career Prospects Access
Siva, of Namakkal, Tamilnadu, India, will use the award to educate rural women with computer application skills by creating a small computer training facility in the centralized village of Pandamangalam. Two computers will be purchased with the Pass It On award. A printer and funding for the training of the initial group of women will be funded by the Women Organization for Rural Development (WORD) organization. Each girl and woman who is provided computer skills in Microsoft Office, Photoshop, DTP and the use of the Internet will in turn become instructors who will be committed to train at least four other women. The girls and women involved in the program will be afforded career options not otherwise available to them and will be able to experience social mobility.