Transforming Rural Women/Girls’ World For Positive Change Through ICTs
NVIWODA creates resilience in the social and economic empowerment of women/girls at the grassroots/semi-urban areas in Uganda. Rural women in Uganda are poor and their livelihoods depend mostly on agriculture, producing less from farming and this increases their vulnerability to increasing risks of climatic changes. The girls drop out of school due to lack of […]
Overcoming barriers to consistent and timely communication; women embrace the use of phones and digital Apps
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) coordinates and works with more than 700 women organized in 30 formalized groups in Mukono District. Over the past 2 years, KWDT has extended its interventions to include more than 350 women from Buvuma, Buikwe, Kalangala, and Wakiso Districts. The women are the entry points into the communities and spearhead […]
ICT opportunities for Persons with Disability
It feels very comfortable working with the internet. Disabled women in development, DIWODE has organized a number of community outreaches, but out of a lot of strain. It was not until we got associated with WOUGNET and the Smile Project that we found relief. We must say, we have found a soft landing. DIWODE is […]
The use of technology to effectively monitor NVIWODA’s Projects
Before NVIWODA was associated with WOUGNET, the organization had a challenge of high costs and irregular physical monitoring of its projects. The situation worsened with the outbreak of COVID-19 and with a longtime lockdown, physical monitoring of projects was impossible, as the operation area is in Gomba District in central Uganda, but with the provision […]
Empowered women empower women; the story of Nafula and her daughter
Katosi Women Development Trust (KWDT) operates a revolving micro-credit scheme that supports women’s access to credit for startups and improves already existing micro businesses. Each of the 35 women groups comprises a loan committee. This committee is responsible for overseeing the program activities including approving loan applications, monitoring the progress of members’ businesses per individual, […]
Using Communication Transformation and Digital Advances through Social Media to fight against Gender-based Violence.
Very amazing how the ‘SMILE PROJECT’ has been not only transformative to the organization but the community as well. The impact the project has created through Warm Hearts Foundation is considerably life-changing. Like the Founder of Digital Royalty said, “Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing […]
NVIWODA builds resilience for girls and young mothers; victims of the COVID-19 lockdown by enhancing their skills.
Figure 1: NVIWODA builds resilience and hopes for girls and young mothers; victims of COVID-19 lockdown empowering girls in leadership and management skills The story of Nakamya Annet I first met Ms. Nyarwa in 2006, when she was invited to Kabulasoke by the Lubaale project of which I was a member. She trained our group […]
“Our lives begin to end when we become silent on things that matter; SPEAK UP!” is one of the very many messages that have been shared on our various social media platforms courtesy of the internet data given to us per month! After being assured of this offer from WOUGNET, Warm Hearts Foundation came up […]