Women and Digital Inclusion is Ending Digital Poverty for Black Immigrant Women in Liverpool, Merseyside
Women and Digital Inclusion - WODIN
What Does WODIN Do?
Liverpool has a high transient community of Black Immigrants and asylum seekers. Over 60% are women, single mothers, and they end up in the most deprived neighbourhoods, in less than desirable housing, poor or no access to digital resources to get connected with the community and/or family. They end up in Social Isolation and Digital poverty.
The gap grows with a lack of employment and income to meet their basic needs, including subsistent needs like food. Black women also continue to be underrepresented in the employment and enterprise space. Women and Digital Inclusion – WODN hopes to change the above narrative.
The WODIN Solution
Women and Digital Inclusion – WODIN has designed programs and events to contribute towards addressing the social, economic, and digital gap and empower BME women to become self-sustaining individuals and be part of the conversation regarding their needs. We aim to encourage more BME women participation through the provision of digital training workshops, plus:
- Digital skills training programs
- One-to-one support / Outreach
- Media Training, counseling
- Confidence building
- Welfare Checks
WODIN Breaking Barriers
While other organizations exist that offer welfare support, Most do so inside the 9-5 working hours window, which leaves the women without child care. So they don’t show up for the help they need. Women and Digital Inclusion is a voluntary organisation that supports BME women realize their full potential by engaging them in productive activities, and providing opportunities and events so they can become independent and self-sustaining.
Most of our services are out of hours and/or held virtually, so they don’t have to worry about child care.
Build a Digital space & Digital Skills Training
For Continuous Professional Development where Black Immigrant women can go, to find structured Information that helps them learn digital skills, to help them improve their career chances, and/or set up their business online. This in turn helps reduce financial exclusion and allows them to Become more empowered in their financial decisions, social cohesion & well-being. We also offer Workshops for Black-Women-Led Voluntary Organisations for growth and Sustainability.
Deliver change to Black Immigrant Women via Digital skills training
Drawing on our lived experiences of hardship. More so In the wake of Covid-19 and the current climate, we specifically provide information, advice, training, and support to BME Women in Liverpool pushed in crisis as a result of various traumas and circumstances and their families. Our support helps them get connected as well as become more productive in their communities.
Women and Digital Inclusion - WODIN provides support, welfare checks, and basic advice for African immigrant women and their families in Liverpool on issues regarding their finances especially; living within their means/budget, debt management, work and welfare, and signposting to FCA registered money advisors. The work we do with BME women is focused in Liverpool, and driven through the WeNation virtual space we created as a result of an early research project we carried out in 2017-18.
Lets Have a Chat Today
Our Volunteers and team are happy to talk about your needs and craft a plan to help you stay connected and confident in the digital space.
What Some of Our Beneficiaries Say
Hello Julie. I cannot go without telling you what a wonderful digital branding session it was today. You’ve delivered it with zest and conviction touching the many lives today including mine. You’re born with a gift and use it and never let negativity let you lose your ground and focus. One love for my Ugandan queen.
Wodin is God-sent!! In addition to the culturally tailored food packages delivered to our family during the hardest financial times especially for many unprivileged families, we as a family have also benefited from financial assistance at a most needed time. The last 2 years have been very difficult for us in every single manner but knowing that there are groups like Wodin to throw in a Ray of sunshine amidst a storm is more than wonderful. Thank you and Long live Wodin 🙏🙏🙏
Our Partners and Sponsors
Would you like to make a referral, or simply find out more about what we do? Please get in touch with us. If you are philanthropic or are an organisation that loves the work we do, your investments means the world to Women and Digital Inclusion. Your Donation will positively impact women in Liverpool who are hard to reach and thus not served by mainstream services.
You Could Sponsor a Future Event. Help Us Achieve our goals by Joining Us, Partner With Us or Sponsor Us.