Coping with COVID: helping disadvantaged local women through tough times

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Large numbers of women in the UK lack the practical skills that allow them to earn a living in the modern, digital economy. Headquartered at the University of Portsmouth, the PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN) project works closely with charities, NGOs, businesses, government agencies and educational institutions to boost the knowledge, employability, self-esteem and confidence of disadvantaged women in Britain and France. S&C Founding Editor Tom Sykes talks to PONToon’s coordinator, Chinasa Ezugha, about the challenges – and opportunities – facing the project in the COVID-19 era.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationStar & Crescent
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2020


  • professional development and learning
  • Digital communication systems
  • journalism
  • technical skills
  • technical solutions


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