While under lockdown, we became increasingly dependent on technology for communication, working and studying from home and information management to identify marginalized groups. With part of the population below the poverty line and many people without digital devices, those that do lack effective connectivity to the internet. It is important to mention how ICT has kept parts of the economy running and the growing importance of digital skills.
On the 23rd April, BasaliTech hosted an online session for everyone on ICT and Digital skills. This was also to commemorate Girls in ICT day. This session was hosted on their Facebook and Twitter pages. BasaliTech also issued an article that summarized the events of the day so that those who would not be able to stream the videos could instead read about the agenda.
Presentations were done by the below Basotho who are dedicated to effecting change and sharing their knowledge to encourage the update of digital skills:
1. Setsoto Hlohlomi (Co-founder: BasaliTech) – Keynote on ICT and digital skills
2. Tokiso TKay Nthebe (Founder: TKO Consultancy) – Digital Financial Literacy
3. Lerato Mphaka (Executive Director: LM Foundation) – Girls and ICT
4. Tebello Thokoa (BasaliTech Trainee in Introduction to the internet and website development) – How the camp changed her life. (Article)
5. Thato Mochone (Open Internet for Democracy Leader) – Sustainability and ICT for Development
The link to the article is
https://bit.ly/ICTDigitalSkillsArticle, please click on it to read about the session.
The videos may be found in the article or on their social media pages below