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Computer Training for Young Women Activists in Mon State

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To provide basic computer trainings for youth engaged in women empowerment activities in the Mon state
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Computer Training for Young Women Activists in Mon State

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The project will organize basic computer training sessions for young Kon Hong Sar members to improve their computer literacy. Many KHS members find it unfamiliar to work with computers despite their relatively high education status and therefore, Kon Hong Sar sees it necessary to educate them to expand the youth activities of the organization within the Mon state. Once the younger members of KHS achieve certain level of computer skills, it will benefit them to network with each other more efficiently through e-mails and to contribute to the KHS activities such as creating newsletters or journals. It will also prepare them for the future when they enter the professional fields.                                                                       

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Additional Information

Name of Organization Kon Hong Sar (KHS)
About the Organisation

Kon Hong Sar was founded to empower young women and to promote their leadership in order to prevent gender discrimination and unequality among the Burmese youths. The organization's activities include gender workshops and discussions, human rights trainings, computer training, etc.

Total Costs MMK 400,000 (approx. CZK 10,000 / EUR 385 / USD 500)
Amount for sponsorship CZK 10,000
Total Number of Shares 20
Location Moulmein, Burma
Timeframe April - May 2013
Progress Update

The computer course took place from 1st to 31st May 2013. Twelve young women led by two trainers worked daily on gaining basic understanding of computers and some essential programs. In the first week, the group learned to type. In the following weeks, they mastered MS Word, Publisher and Powerpoint. They also learned how to work with USB memory stick and how to open and use an email account. The course took place in somewhat cramped conditions and with borrowed laptops but the participants made up in enthusiasm what may have lacked in material equipment. They especially focused on skills that will help them to create newsletters, flyers and other materials for the Kon Hong Sar organization. 

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