KP Digital Livelihood Training

Women’s Digital League (WDL), in collaboration with the World Bank, expanded its Digital Livelihood Training Program to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Thirty women from the province were selected for basic training, enhancing their skills in using digital tools for freelancing and later connect them to specific platforms for work.

The time period of the entire training program was three months, from March 9th, 2015 till May 29th, 2015. A diverse group of women took part. Participants included college students, women who were already employed, and housewives. A more interactive methodology was required to cater to the needs of the participants, partially because of the diversity within the group but mainly because it was important to take feedback from participants, chalk out their needs, and discuss what they wanted to learn rather than following a more hackneyed path of prescribed guidelines.

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Based on the success of the first workshop, World Bank gave a one year extension to the trainings. During this time six districts in KP were reached via the Digital Livelihood Training Program. Details of this larger project can be accessed here.