Written by: Soteria Owusu Afriyie
Project, BLUETOWN has provided 30 computers across the three epicenters in the Eastern Region under As part of the W-GDP Microsoft Airband Partnership, a collaboration between Microsoft Corporation’s Airband Initiative and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, BLUETOWN has established a project aiming to address the gender digital divide through bringing meaningful connectivity and internet access to more women in remote areas of the world. BLUETOWN’ S Women’s Meaningful Access Project builds on its extensive experience providing Internet access in previously unserved or underserved rural communities in Ghana.
Together with partners, BLUETOWN has piloted a sustainable approach for enabling young women’s digital inclusion across rural and semi-urban Ghana. This project seeks to transform 4300 women’s lives by providing meaningful connectivity and eliminating barriers for women’s digital inclusion in 3 rural and 2 semi-urban communities in Ghana’s Eastern Region. In partnership with The Hunger this project. Over the months, more than 3000 women have been impacted with educational and mindset growth skills in workforce and entrepreneurship training programs, empowerment, and sensitization programs, amongst others. A key component of this project is BLUETOWN’ S LOCAL CLOUD which is a digital platform with relevant educative content which can be accessed with no data charges incurred. With the remaining project duration, BLUETOWN is set to exceed target goals to help increase economic opportunities for women in these communities.
Connecting the unconnected!