Digital Skills Workshops
The Digital Skills Workshops aims to strengthen the presence and impact of women and youth engagement with the digital world. An important milestone under this program was training Pakistani women to understand the capacity and reach of social media.
Under the workshops, we started three initiatives:
Digital Literacy Program with UN Women
The Digital Literacy Program (DLP) is structured keeping in mind the shortcomings of the social norms in Pakistan. Circle’s initiative powered by UN Women Pakistan is a step towards bringing women entrepreneurs closer to the tech conveniences that can help their business flourish and teach them various tactics of digital and social media. DLP offers courses that are apt as per each woman’s business type. COVID-19 crisis has affected businesses severely and especially those run by women because of safety issues, health issues or household responsibilities being a constraint. DLP enables them to work in a technologically advance way, giving them wings and room for their dreams to take off. The program intends to empower women by helping them in carving a path to build their desired niche.
It initiated under the pandemic and in the first round 65 women were enabled and empowered to use social media platforms.
” I feel empowered, I learnt how to set up an Easypaisa account and now handling all the payments. Moreover, my client base has increased after I created a Facebook business page. The Digital Literacy Programme provided a welcoming and collaborative learning environment and enhanced my skill set “
Masooma, DLP Graduate