Following the Womoz session lead by Claire and Delphine in January 2012 in Tunisia, a team of Tunisian Mozillian Women was born. A small group, indeed, (only three Mozillian women, although strongly supported by our Tunisians “MenMoz” as they like to repeat), but with lots of projects in mind.
It’s owing to the young Manel, one of the Tunisian “Wonder Womoz” that the first project was born. It aims to promote the effort and involvement of Tunisian women/girls in the Free Software field. Many girls have contacted us to get involved in the Womoz action, and so we thought it was time to start working on a real, concrete project.
Through this project we designed three axes for our little community:
- Start the first Tunisian Womoz action
- Incite women to give and share their knowledge in this field through an action
- Make it a social action in order to teach competitive spirit to “disabled” children and to make them enjoy the learning of new technologies.
We started our work two months ago in two centers. The first is a medico-social and educational center for children and teenagers with mild or medium mental handicap, the Walid Centre and the second is a Superior Special Education Institute
This project is about training “disabled” pupils from different specialized centers in Tunis in order to let them learn the basics of Web culture and the technologies required to create and edit a Web page. Of course, the Mozilla “Webmaker” project was a perfect fit to help us achieve our goal.
“All information on this project can be found in this Pad” . Don’t hesitate to share your ideas or suggestions with us!