At Good Things Foundation we've always adhered to the idea that working together towards common goals can help everyone make a greater impact.
Though we're extremely proud of our own social impact, we're also keen to make sure that our work is contributing to the bigger global picture. That's why we're looking at how our programmes further the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - 17 global goals, adopted by world leaders in 2015 to end poverty, build economic growth and address social needs including education, health, and job opportunities.
This week I'm experiencing the great privilege of visiting a number of Kenyan communities, as part of our pilot work in Kenya. The Digital Life: Kenya pilot is paying particular attention to how digital literacy can support goal 5 of the SDGs - women's empowerment.
We know that the benefits of international development are not equally shared between genders. On average across the world, women spend almost triple the amount of time on unpaid domestic and care work as men, denying them vital opportunities to transform their lives. It's an issue visible in many rural areas of Kenya.