Q1: Tell us a little about yourself and your background. How long have you been working for JRS? Have you had previous experience working in Kakuma?
My name is Grace. I am a South Sudanese lady. [My education] is up to college - I studied nutrition. I’m a mother of two, I am supposed to be a mother of three but one passed away, so right now I have a boy and a girl. I am single.
Q2: How do you see the Digital Inclusion Program benefiting communities in the Kakuma Refugee Camp?
I just saw the advert on our group program. I wanted to know more about the Internet – what is taking place there. So I was like, let me try and apply for this. Maybe there's something behind the computer. I felt this interest so I thought I needed to apply.
Q3: What are you most excited for with the upcoming DIP in Kakuma?
The profession I want to focus on in the future is being a web designer because I have seen many people earning money through that. So I have interest in being proficient in freelancing skills that will help me get there.
Q4: What impact do you think the digital freelance program will have on your life?
I will be working in a company someday, of course, and I will be earning. So it will be of great impact to me and also to the company seeing the person they train earning and living a good life through that.
Q5: How do you see the Digital Inclusion Program benefiting communities in the Kakuma Refugee Camp?
It is going to change the life of many. I think in Kakuma this is the first time this course is being introduced. I will be going back to my community as a freelancer and it will motivate my community, especially the women. I will have my laptop, and I will be teaching them about money making and how to make a livelihood online.