ICTs, Young Muslim Women and Annoying Older Brothers!

“Issko ABC hi aati nahi, yeh computer kya seekh paayegi??” Ranted the overprotective brother of Tarannum (name changed) to Aisha (field assistant and resource person) on the first day of computer training. The brother went on to ask Aisha to send Tarannum (17 years) back, insisting we are wasting time and resources on her. When we asked Tarannum what she wanted to do, she was determined to learn computers. However, her brother’s phone call had shaken her up. She was now nervous. Continue reading