Women empowerment through computer science and education

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. European tandems from Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia as well as Germany form the project teams during a three-month internship in the Global South. They also visit three seminars together, where English is the working language. These experiences of peer-to-peer learning and a change of perspective are the foundation for GLEN participant’s Global Learning Activity.

You enjoy teaching? You want to explore different ways of skills development? For this project, we are looking for two participants with competences in the fields of computer science and web design. You should have good communication skills and be keen to contribute to women empowerment and gender equality. Experiences in facilitating workshops or other experiences in the education sector would be a plus.

In India, there are 36 Don Bosco centres of higher education. One of them is the college in Angadikadavu, Kerala, in the south of the country. It is a centre for post graduate studies in computer applications. Their objective is to provide an education in which students gain profound academic competences, spiritual maturity and social consciousness. Most of the students are women from rural areas.

As a GLEN intern you will work together with students in order to develop soft skills, communication skills and different competences which will be supportive in a professional environment. Depending on your own professional background, you will either put an emphasis on teaching skills like blogging and web design or, if you are from humanities, develop creative interview techniques and group discussion skills with the students. In collaboration with a local intern you will organise training sessions. Potential topics include computer science, web design, blogging, scientific writing or project management. The idea is to empower young women and to promote gender equality.

The scheduled time period for the internship is three months between mid-August and mid-November 2017.

Trainings and seminars prior to the internship will be held mainly in English and partly in French.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a German and a Hungarian participant.

Program component: GLEN GéCo

Language(s): English

Topic / area(s) of interest: Computer Science, Education

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: IT/Web design

Field(s) of study: Computer sciences

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Gender studies, Communication studies, Education/Teaching

Period of the internship: 3 months between mid-August and mid-November

Country: India

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Johny Jose, Principal of Don Bosco

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 2 (Education)

Number of the internship: 50004002-1207


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