“I could only dream of using a computer” said Amina Khatun, a 13 years old girl who lives with her parents in Jai Hind Camp of New Bengal Basti. Amina was astonished when she first used a computer in the Community Information Resource Centre (CIRC) established by Digital Empowerment Foundation in collaboration with United Way of Delhi.
Amina and her family have migrate from Bangladesh to Delhi in search of better livelihood opportunities. Her father is a salesman, earning just to meet the ends meet, but with no security and safety for a better future. Amina has a thirst for learning and wants to support her father. It was his father who motivated her to join the Digital Literacy for Women and Girls.
From the first day she is a fast learner and likes to explore new things on her own. So far she has learned all the basics of computer along with some data software. In her own words “The course served to deepen my interest in digital technology which expanded my knowledge on further topics related to computing and building a career.”
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