This video captures the initial setup of a computer lab at the Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) in Chuuk, FSM, including interviews and initial trainings with the CWC staff, a brief overview of the software included on the laptops and a tour of the lab itself.
Of all the ICT4D projects I’ve been involved with to date, this one holds the greatest promise for empowering, complementing, and amplifying existing capacities, because the CWC already offers so many excellent, community-empowering programs, and has such a strong network among the women of Chuuk. In other words, in this case, the technology of a computer lab at the CWC is simply the icing on the cake!
A big thank you goes out to the Internet Society Community Grants Program and to ISIF Asia for funding provided to make this project possible. Thanks also go out to the Chuuk Women’s Council Staff, for allowing us to talk with them, work with them, and film them! Additional acknowledgements to our partners: the PISCES Project, TR Mori and iSolutions Micronesia, and to Bruce Baikie and Inveneo.