It was unexpected to train 20 ladies in the last workshop on 25 January,2010. We used to call for 20 and only 10 and sometimes 8 ladies who attend the training, but this time is something else. It was tiring day for the team.
Now I can say that we have finished the first phase of the project with 112 new female bloggers from Yemen. We supposed to finish this phase on November. This delay because of the following reasons
1- High rate of literacy on Internet among women especially among members of political parties.
2- Electricity cutting for long time
3- Sometimes we had no Internet connection or very slow most of the time
4- The team is busy with their jobs
5-Lack of cooperation of some NGOs with us to nominate their female workers.
In spite of these challenges, we all succeed to achieve our goal to train 100 ladies in the first phase, however we trained 112.
During February we are going to arrange for a ceremony to distribute certificates only for active bloggers, and issue the first edition of Tadween Magazine.
Our plan for the second phase
1- Train 88 ladies in blogging and social networking
2- Train 20 ladies in the art of writing
3- Issue the second edition of Tadween magazine.
4- Make two workshops in two other governorates.