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.
Story of the Lone Male Graduate
Amakon Women Empowerment exists to promote women’s success. Our services are focused on women. Then one may wonder why there is a picture of a male graduate on our site. Here is the story of how that came to be.
A lady registered for the class. Her husband drove her to the first class. Thereafter, he drove her every week. On the very first day of class, rather than go home after dropping his wife, he hung around, but not aimlessly. He was very attentive to what was being taught. After, the second class, he asked if he could be allowed to join the class. We advised him that the class was only for women and girls. He accepted our response but continued to sit at a corner at the back of the class and take notes. After a few more classes, I asked him why he was doing this.
He told me that his job needed computer skills, and what he had was not sufficient. He tried to take a regular computer class, but their starting point was too far above his ability to comprehend. He dropped out. But from what he saw, our classes were just perfect for him. We start at such a basic level that he could comprehend.
We decided to make an exception and allow him to take the class. He was one of the most hardworking students in the class. His tenacity and persistence paid off.
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)