Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
Towards the cost of providing a range of ICT classes/skills at various levels.
Amount awarded: £4400
Location: Dundee City
Towards the cost of providing a range of ICT classes/skills at various levels for women from disadvantaged communities, supporting them to overcome language, cultural and personal barriers. From the group's experience IT is a scary subject for women, particularly for these who have English as second language and find computing to be a first language. Although many women have a family computer and internet access at home they see it as a tool only be used by qualified individuals (husbands) or by future generations (their children). They would engage women in learning new IT skills and putting these into practise such as interacting with on another via email and contacting email pals across the world.