Unity Women’s Desk is a ministry of the worldwide Moravian Church with a mission to empower women and girls by coordinating spiritual, financial, and educational resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has partnered with Estamos Unidos ministry to help Latina mothers in the Sunnyside neighborhood navigate remote learning for their children and gain foundational technology skills for the future.
“In each session, we covered different technology skills such as setting up an email account, learning to use Zoom, and navigating local online services,” said Reverend Angélica Regalado-Cieza. “We also worked with a bilingual staff member from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and local hospitals to teach moms how to access platforms needed for their child’s education and healthcare.”
A grant from The Women’s Fund allowed Unity Women’s Desk to purchase computers, pay instructors, and provide childcare for program participants.
“We are so grateful to The Women’s Fund for providing this opportunity! It’s been exciting to see local mothers build confidence in their ability to support their families’ health and education needs,” said Regalado-Cieza.