Held on March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day was an opportunity to showcase the achievements of women around the world and press for gender parity in all corners of society. In celebration of International Women’s day, World Learning and World Learning Europe showcased the contributions of women in our global community.
As part of this work NDEED, one of World Learning Europe’s partner organisations in Egypt presented their work to Nokia.
NDEED delivered a “Very Inspiring” presentation to Nokia Egypt today, as quoted by Ms. Riham Khairy, Nokia’s CSR Manager, celebrating International Women’s Day.
Mohammed Abdelfattah, our visually impaired Android trainer, and Laila El Deib, NDEED’s Project Coordinator, talked to over 30 Nokia employees about NDEED’s work with Light & Hope, a local NGO serving visually impaired women. Through support from The Boeing Company, NDEED has been delivering life skills and Android smartphone training using visually impaired trainers to visually impaired women to help improve their lives.
Nokia responded by handing NDEED free Nokia three smartphones and headphones to be used by the visually impaired beneficiaries and are setting up a meeting with their innovation team to co-develop with NDEED smart
phone apps to assist people with disabilities.
Building on the success of this initiative with Nokia, NDEED are working with other local partners and Microsoft in Egypt to develop apps and other resources for people with disabilities across Egypt. It is hoped that this scheme could expand further, benefiting disabled people across the world.
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Using workshops, community-led support groups, local training organisations and training manuals designed from the beneficiary’s perspective, World Learning Europe aims to create sustainable, lasting, locally-led programs that work to foster inclusion of blind and low-visibility people in Egypt.
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