How Weblogs help Women in Bangladesh to create new Skills

The Nari Jibon project is a training program in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which started in 2005. It provides short term training programs for the poor and under-privileged women in the area. The women attending the program are taught English, but the program especially aims to educate them in computer skills. This includes computer office programs, computer repair, graphics & web design, ICT, and photography.

The goal of the project is to help poor women develop new skills, which would allow them to earn some money for their livelihood and make them more self-reliant.

Last year the project received a grant from Global/Rising Voices for the incorporation of weblogs in their training programs. Using weblogs within classes gives the Bangladeshi women a voice and allows them to enhance their computer and photography skills. It’s impressive to see how enthusiastic women taking part in the program are about their weblogs and how a simple ICT technology, such as weblogs, may help improving the life of people.

See the Nari Jibon project website and the Global/Rising Voices website for more information.

(The image is from, originally posted on Flickr by Kiraka. Thanks to Martin for pointing me to this project.)

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How Weblogs help Women in Bangladesh to create new Skills
was published on 09.09.2008 by Martin Tomitsch. It files under global
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