The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation, in its ongoing commitment to uplift the less privileged in the community, engaged widows from the Crab Town community in a comprehensive digital safety training program. The initiative, part of the foundation's monthly outreach efforts, aimed to equip these resilient women with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from online fraudsters and scams in this era of rapid technological advancement.
Edwina Sesay, a dedicated field staff member, emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating that their focus on widows from less privileged communities was rooted in the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to be digitally literate and safe. She noted that the widows in Crab Town, like many others, could benefit greatly from the knowledge of digital safety to protect themselves and their assets.
The training session was expertly led by Tracy Jac-During, the CEO of the Marigold Initiative. She underscored the importance of encouraging widows to become proficient in using digital services, particularly mobile money, given that many of them are active traders within their communities. In the current digital age, it has become increasingly crucial for individuals to safeguard their financial transactions and personal information against online threats.
Jac-During also stressed the need for widows to be vigilant in protecting themselves from online scams and internet fraud, which can often target vulnerable individuals. By imparting this knowledge, the foundation aims to empower these widows to navigate the digital landscape safely and confidently.
Kadiatu Kargbo, one of the widow trainees, expressed her gratitude to the Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation for the invaluable training she received. She highlighted some of the essential skills she had acquired, emphasizing the importance of password protection and the necessity of keeping these passwords confidential. Kargbo's words reflect the tangible impact of the foundation's efforts in building digital resilience among widows in Crab Town.
Mbalu Kamara, another widow trainee, echoed her appreciation for the foundation and pledged to share the knowledge she gained with her fellow widows who were unable to participate in the training. Kamara's commitment demonstrates the ripple effect that such initiatives can have within communities, as empowered individuals become agents of change.
The Jamil and Nyanga Jaward Foundation's initiative to empower widows in the Crab Town community on digital safety has not only equipped these women with essential skills but also fostered a sense of empowerment and community support. With the knowledge they have gained, these widows are better prepared to protect themselves in the digital realm, ensuring a more secure and prosperous future for themselves and their families. The foundation's dedication to uplifting less privileged communities continues to be a beacon of hope and progress for many.