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Safe workspaces for online work provided

Global Goals & Global Society
Safe workspaces for online work provided

Unprecedented opportunities for underprivileged employees are provided by the digital global society. People may work at any time and from anywhere thanks to technology. This creates opportunity and gives those who are unable to obtain more traditional occupations a way to earn money and support their families. Mothers can care for their children while working from home. Similarly, remote communities have access to a wide range of opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise.

However, underprivileged workers continue to run the major danger of exploitation, just like in many other industries. Many are required to work in hazardous conditions and receive inadequate compensation for their goods and services.

To give these people risk-free possibilities and give employers access to untapped talent from far-flung and underdeveloped areas of the world, this issue must be solved.

Digital Lions provides a sustainable solution. It enables employees to enjoy the advantages of working in the digital economy without the risks of exploitation, unfair practices, and low pay as the first-ever Fair Trade verified digital agency in the world. The business is a Weltladen Dachverband, the German Fair Trade Association-recognized supplier, and a World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)-verified Guaranteed Fair Trade enterprise. Here, we take a closer look at who the Digital Lions are and how they are improving the digital economy.

Digital Lions: who are they?

A digital agency called Digital Lions was established in 2015. Digital Lions, on the other hand, is a Fair Trade recognized company, in contrast to other online agencies. This indicates that it guarantees its employees a just workplace free from abuse and mistreatment. The company is Guaranteed Fair Trade by the WFTO based on the 10 Principles of Fair Trade as evidence of its commitment to upholding fair standards. It is the first business to acquire this accreditation, and it marks a historic turning point for the sector. Digital Lions has moved the idea of Fair Trade from bananas, chocolate bars, and handmade clothing to digital products through this creative move.

Digital Lions provides a variety of creative services to fair-paying worldwide clients from its solar-powered IT campus on the Kenyan shores of Lake Turkana. This involves creating websites, designing logos, editing images, creating flyers and brochures, and using other online services like 2D animation and video editing. For Kenya's impoverished population, this is a priceless chance to sell their digital goods without having to labor excessive hours or for meager pay. As a result, they are able to support themselves and their families and become self-sufficient.

All Digital Lions agency profits are returned back into the educational sibling company Learning Lions as part of its Fair Trade commitment. Locals are given new digital skills at Learning Lions, including photo editing, computer coding, and graphic design. Graduates from the program have access to a wide range of opportunities that were previously unimaginable. Some students choose to work in similar fields after graduating, while others elect to stay on campus and work for Digital Lions. Still others choose to work in digital agencies after graduating.

These are two of the Lions' program's three cornerstones. The last phase is Startup Lions, an incubator that offers financing and resources to graduates and students so they can start their own businesses.

These types of social entrepreneurs are illuminating the path toward realizing the (Sustainable Development Goals) SDGs and resolving the intricately interwoven problems plaguing our planet. Supporting social entrepreneurs is a investment in a future that is more fair and sustainable than the present. And just as linked crises have a greater negative impact, so too do related solutions have a greater positive impact.

Only global solutions will be able to address these global issues. We cannot make the kind of change necessary to return to inclusive prosperity for people and the planet by 2030 unless we collaborate across industries, sectors, and geographical boundaries as a global society.

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