Our mission is to strengthen marginalized communities through the use of information communications technology (ICT) and linking it to development.
Virtual Activism works towards achieving the following goals:
- Working with school-age girls and boys who have had little or no formal education to provide them with skills to enter the job market.
- Promoting freedom of expression and privacy issues especially as they relate to cyberspace.
- Using and encouraging the use of free and open source software to enable sustainability. Increase the awareness, integration and adoption of free and open source software (FOSS tools). The emphasis is on building the capacity of non-profit practitioners and under-priviledged schools to use FOSS as a means of sustainability to avoid financial hardships especially in financially distressed communities.
- Forming partnerships with NGOs to facilitate networking, communication, and exchange and flow of information. Strengthening local knowledge-sharing to encourage peer-to-peer information exchange
- Increasing interest of ICT and coding to young girls in particular through programs that target only them.
- Fostering a cumulative knowledge process by systematic networking between grassroots initiatives and facilitating exchange of information and experience and through dissemination of good practices.
- Facilitating the exchange of experiences in the field of information technologies in marginalized communities and encouraging them to learn about its empowering potential, economically, socially and culturally. Demonstrating the values and advantages of communicating digitally with emphasis on how ICTs could improve the quality of life.
- Develop a pool of resource people (trainers) who can articulate and teach information technologies in their own communities.
- Promote, use and integrate ICT in education and development that is appropriate to a community’s own infrastructure and local needs.
- Create seed connections and future partnerships across a wider spectrum, between developers, intermediaries and NGOs.
- Draw attention to the values of ICT and specifically promote its use to outline the vision of communities in building a knowledge economy.