Women and Digital Inclusion is Engendering Social equity for black African women in Merseyside to strengthen communities in a digital world.

Formerly a CIC #13086240, we’re excited to Announce that as of 9th July 2024 WODIN is officially a Charity – CIO

Women and Digital Inclusion - WODIN

What Does WODIN Do?

The Challenge

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
  • Befriending for Asylum Seekers & Refugees
  • Cultural ethnic food parcels program
  • Media Training
  • Confidence building and referral – sign posting
  • 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.

Provide Support

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.

Women and Digital Inclusion

What Some of Our Beneficiaries Say

Dionne Brown Positively touching the many lives

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.

Jamila Bajehson Super Talented and Amazing!

Thank you Julie for your valuable guidance and training in developing my business,I really enjoy your sessions and always looking forward to it.you are a great coach and motivator.Glad I met you.

Faith Nyweke First Impression

This is my first time ever been in relation with WODIN and I must say it was really an insightful one. Very welcoming set of people. Also my first time having contacts with Ugandan Queens and King and I’m glad. Thank you WODIN for this platform.

Rosemary Ojukwu Amazing, I now have a clearer vision of my business

As a reluctant social media follower/ user and coupled with little knowledge about it all . I feel that the session has helped me to be more accepting and explained clearly how it would enable my business to grow and be successful

Aidah Nantayi Amazing Session

I learnt important things concerning digital protection. It was amazing to share ur knowledge with us n I hope to learn more in the next session.

Ebere Ogah Amazing - Tafuta Session

Wow it was an amazing session I learned lots about securing my account online. And also saving some files online like the toolbox. Time well spend.

Janet Namuli Very Professional, Over Deliver & Kind

I am learning to Own My Value, thank you Wodin. Such an amazing session sharing your experience and how you got to where you are, so touching. I learnt a lot and can now navigate the digital space esp. social media with a bit more confidence. You’re truly making a difference.

Kim Appreciation

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.