Basic IT and Communication training:
WOMEC offers a beginner course to women at the grassroots level. We set the following objectives for the training:
- to empower women with the skills of new technologies
- to expose women to other women’s actions in their countries and internationally
- to give them skills to contribute to a larger discussion and campaign for gender equality
By the end of the course, the participants will be comfortably using all the physical components of the computer through powering on and off the machine, moving and clicking the mouse, typing on the key board and recognizing and connecting external devices to the unit.
They will be able to navigate freely through Window Explorer, understanding fully the concept of the desktop, folders and files.
As beginners to digital communication, they will have no worries to type a letter to their banks, write an essay for their studies or create a birthday card or event flyer, using all the main functions of Microsoft Word.
Finally to connect to the world via internet, the participants will be able to set up an email account for themselves, surf online for information, exchange messages through the social networks facebook or twitter and launch the first blog of WOMEC, contributing thereby to the online debate about women in Ghana.
Group of friends, churches or schools, eager to learn about computers, should please call +233(0)303 933 452 or +233(0)553 442 105. Office location: No.29 Garden Road, Behind A&C Shopping Mall, East Legon, Accra.
Online media and communication skills:
Blogging, social networking, news feed, YouTube, web design
WOMEC offers women working in the media, politics or active in the field of gender, an introductory training in online media strategies.
The course objectives are as follows:
- To facilitate meetings between practitioners in gender action and journalists
- To provide practitioners with the skills and the power of the online media, in order to communicate their actions, enhance their images and make sure their messages are spread and well communicated.
- To give the practitioners the opportunity for an online spot, through facebook, blogs or websites to give their campaigns and actions a global place.
- To open a forum on how to increase the presence of the women on the internet
Workshops will be organised for the participants. The course will expose the participants to creating and running a personal or professional blog and linking up with others through social media, among others.
A look-out on how other organisations use the media, the online tools will be one of the activities during the workshop.
WOMEC organizational objectives:
Organize ICT training for Women Parliamentarians and Women NGO Representatives
Create a forum for networking between media practitioners and groups working in the field of gender through seminars, workshops and publications
Gender-related training for media practitioners
To raise awareness among media practitioners and journalists about gender issues; to improve the journalists’ skills in reporting about specific issues related to women; to organise forums for women and journalists to network on gender issues
WOMEC exists only as a facilitator, organiser and a link on gender issues.
WOMEC’s organizational objectives include : Supporting journalists/media practitioners and editors to develop editorial policies to guide gender-sensitive coverage; building the capacity of female journalists to play active role as change agents and advocates for gender equality; developing a database on women in the media in Africa which will hold information on the human resources of female journalists in Africa and building an online communication for Women’s NGOs from Ghana or West Africa.