We provide computer access to at-risk, pregnant and parenting High School girls with no access to computers at home for their school work. This fosters their ability to perform their school assignments, thus enhancing their chances of staying and completing high school. A High School Diploma opens doors for future success in higher education or employment.
Disadvantaged women and girls often need to strengthen their computer skills to improve their chances of securing employment. AWE offers such classes free of charge to such women.
We Help Seniors maintain good mental health and deter depression by teaching.
Donna is currently attending Sask Poly Tech and is taking early childhood education. She first encountered Amakon Women Empowerment Inc (AWE) when she was part of the Street Culture Youth Program for at-risk youths in Regina.
AWE provides computer access to disadvantaged high school girls (at-risk, Teen Moms & girls in Youth Shelters) with no access to computers for their school work. This fosters their ability to perform school assignments, thus enhancing their chances of staying in school, achieving academic success and graduating from high school.
Donna was struggling a lot in school with reading and writing and found herself the target of bullies. She was made to take modified classes, classes usually reserved for students who were new to Canada and did not yet speak or understand English well. She was unaware that her problems were due to a disability that could be remedied. People assumed that she was not smart, so nobody tried to help her discover what the problem was. She began to accept the stereotypes placed on her, and it robbed her of self-confidence. She struggled emotionally. Finally, Donna was diagnosed with a learning disability. She was also informed that there was an App which could help her. However, with just one computer for all the residents at Street Culture Youth Program, it was not possible for Donna to download and use the App.
Then AWE donated computers and laptops to the centre, and one of those laptops was assigned to Donna. She downloaded the App and started using it. The difference it made for her was remarkable. With the App, she could read and understand her course work. Her grades started to improve and her self-confidence soared. She took appropriate classes and graduated from high school. That enabled her to pursue her dream of becoming an early childhood educator so that no child who can be helped would have to suffer the indignities that she endured. Changing lives and enriching the world through women empowerment is what AWE does. This is an amazing example of one.
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To promote women’s success by providing underprivileged and disadvantaged women and girls access to success enhancing tools.
A society where a women’s ability to succeed is dependent solely on her efforts and determination, not her gender.
Respect for the dignity of every person. Understanding: Willing to walk in other's shoes. Compassion & Empathy
"I have learning and reading disability. I knew of an App that could help me, but since I had no computer, I could not use it. With the computers, I downloaded the App. It has made a big difference to my ability to learn. Now, my grades are up, I know I am going to graduate. That makes me so happy and I feel great about myself." (DAI)