BWOT GLOBAL LEARNING ACADEMY BRIDGE THE LITERACY AND TECHNOLOGY GAP FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
BWOT Global Learning Academy is a subsidiary of Black Writers On Tour, a 501 (3) c non-profit organization. Black Writers On Tour focuses on English Literary and writing skills for African American children and adults. BWOT Global Learning Academy focuses on Technology Literacy for African American children and adults. We do not exclude any ethnicity. Our focus is on African Americans being that it is a proven fact that African Americans lag far behind in English Literacy and Technology Literacy. The 911 Tragedy taught us that when one hurts, we all hurt.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people flooded our office with calls seeking help for completing applications for unemployment benefits, SBA loans, etc. My staff spent 50% of their time helping those in need of help. When we offered to assist them from home, we discovered many of them did not have a computer or Internet service. Many who had a computer and Internet services were computer illiterate. When we attempted to walk them through the process, they knew nothing about a browser or how they should use it, nor a URL
Many African American business owners did not have a web presence, and many were not technology savvy. As we embark upon the technology era, I recognize the above deficiencies do not lend themselves toward a good future for African American adults and children, which makes the future for economic success to become bleak and impossible to compete in a global economy.
The above deficiencies and inequities prompted me to launch The BWOT Global Learning Academy. We offer classes on Basic Computer Made Simple, How to Use the Internet, What You Need to Know When Building A Website, and business classes. We recognize three things in life that are guaranteed: Death, Taxes, and Computer.
We offer classes via Zoom, personal Zoom classes, and personal training in your office or your home. We have learned that many elders prefer us to teach them on their computers in their homes, and that prompted us to provide in-home training for seniors. information on classes we offer, visit bwotgloballearningacademy.com.