Intel Corporation has launched “My Digital Journey”, an online based learning platform for women and girls. The online learning platform is a part of the Intel She Will Connect program.
Intel She Will Connect was introduced as a result of web based findings, which indicated that there are more male users with access to the internet than female. This program aims to halt this trend and has therefore decided to launch the learning platform.
My Digital Journey is a web-based application with a gaming structure where women are empowered to learn individually or in a facilitated environment, and with the support of a peer network. It uses situations that the women can relate with in the form of challenges and gives them the opportunity to practice finding solutions to those problems before advancing to another level.
Intel Corporation’s Vice President, Director of Corporate Affairs, and President Intel Foundation Ms. Rosalind Hudnell said: “My Digital Journey provides an opportunity for women and girls in Kenya, Nigeria & South Africa to learn about the internet and benefit from the wealth of information available that will contribute towards achieving their goals and provide access to opportunities.”
The program has begun in sub-Saharan Africa, where the technology-gender gap is the greatest, with initial programs in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.