EmpoderaTECH is a pedagogical guide for conducting a digital literacy course for adult women in Paraguay.
Celina Lezcano Flores, Minister of Women said: “EmpoderaTECH is the result of a joint effort, promoted by the Ministry of Women through the Ciudad Mujer Program, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank and implemented by Paraguay Educa. With the cooperation of the IDB through a donation from the Government of Japan, which I thank once again, we have improved this integrated management model among various institutions that we put at the service of all women; showing that Ciudad Mujer Program is an efficient and effective public management model to be replicated, and is established as a valid public policy investment for half of the Paraguayan population, women."
The guide focuses on the use of mid-range smartphones that are used by the women for whom the course is intended. Six different workshops are proposed in which the participants will obtain knowledge such as:
Workshop 1: Basic knowledge for the use of ICT.
Workshop 2: Email - Mobile Applications (Apps).
Workshop 3: Data security and social networks.
Workshop 4: Use of computer and Internet.
Workshop 5: Electronic Identity - Document Management.
Workshop 6: Internet as a universal library - feedback and practice.
Look at the testimonials of some of the EmpoderaTECH volunteers (Spanish):