Recently, we began the first step in our digital literacy project composed of Bedouin women from unrecognized villages in the Naqab. This project aims to promote access to rights achievable through digital means by training women to gain the necessary tools, language and skills needed to help fellow community members in their villages. The residents of unrecognized villages often fall between the cracks of governmental bureaucracy, which has now been exacerbated with the Covdi-19 pandemic and the decision of remote learning.
The program provides each participant with a computer, a router and the necessary equipment to improve services given to other community members as well as knowledge on Human and Civil Rights. During the process, participants will be able to aid other residents through a community and joint learning approach.
We hope this project will bridge the Bedouin residents of the Naqab with the digital world, and facilitate means of employment and education for them.
We wish the best of lucks to the participants of this project!
Photo: Rimal Abu al-Q’ian, Umm al-Hiran-20.09.2015