Future Brilliance Benjamin Phelan on Solar Powered Tablet and Women Entrepreneurs
Benjamin Phelan is the Head of Innovation & Technology for Future Brilliance Afghanistan Organization, and an expert in online educational media. In this video, he discusses the Digital Literacy Initiative, whose goal is to equip young Afghan men and women with solar-powered computer tablets and train them in their use of social media, mobile money, online business, and e-learning. He believes that the powered solar tablets given to Afghan women by Future Brilliance are an important factor for their development. Women in Afghanistan find themselves in a unique situation as they can be isolated due to a bad weather, logistics or be restricted in their homes, so Future Brilliance wanted to provide them with a tool to communicate with other women and generate an income. They can work from home, and sell their products through the website. It also helps them promote their learning skills.