The Mobile Lab

It is a misconception that all young people by virtue of their age and generation are technologically literate. Digital literacy, computer skill development, internet access and its use are closely aligned through economic and cultural factors and those living on the margins, even in a technology rich society, are being left behind. Our partners in this project tell us that the young women accessing services in their shelters and drop-in centres have missed out on opportunities to learn technology skills.

The iSisters Mobile Learning Lab Project offers 21st Century technology skills to young women in an effort to help them to move forward with their lives and lead them toward further training, education and employment.

“As a result of our partnership with iSisters, Youville Centre has been able to integrate technology into the curriculum and provide our young mothers with computer opportunities to enhance their future studies and careers....

Judith Sarginson, Executive Director, Youville Centre

I am a computer student in the iSisters course taught by Zahide.  I find the course extremely helpful.  Zahide explains the material step by step.   It is very helpful as the skills are very...

Charmaine, iSisters graduate

“Cornerstone offers a variety of programs and services that we hope one day will enable women to move out of the shelter with a tool box full of skills.  One of these programs is...

Transition worker, Cornerstone

“The purpose of this letter is to tell everybody how the computer course has helped me in achieving my goals. Right now I am taking a Masters course at Ottawa University where I need...

Yaquelin, iSisters student

“I am taking the iSisters level 3 computer course and have found it very, very useful.  It has opened many, many locked doors in front of me. I have a new job.  They gave...

Sarah, iSisters student