Throughout the various activities, the women had access to a map, to show and talk about their home countries, which also added to the participatory atmosphere of these women from different backgrounds.
A short presentation on social media, was introduced, and how the beneficiaries could find the information about the PONToon project, track their progresses, and the results of the various activities they're going to be involved in. Understandably it was difficult for some to grasp how the technology worked, however everyone was involved and willing to learn.
To conclude, Lynda explained a specific photography technique, "Rules of third". Again, it was a little bit too specific for some of them, but they were very happy to understand what is behind these compositional skills, and how they could apply it to their future professional and personal lives in photographic form.
To close, all participants were asked to give opinions and feelings about this first workshop, and the feedback was extremely positive. Every woman seemed very involved, and said that they wanted to come back to the next session. They understood the importance of being a group, creating a small community that could help each other in their everyday tasks. It even appeared that in this short time of 4 hours, lot of them almost already become friends.
They also understood the meaning of knowing the different backgrounds of each other, in order to know that they were equal. The outcome was that every one of the female beneficiaries could and would progress in confidence and learn new skills.