ITU launches global digital literacy campaign for women
Partnership with telecentre.org will extend access to basic ICT training to more than one million disadvantaged women worldwide
Geneva, Switzerland and Santiago, Chile, 7 April 2011 – ITU today launched a digital literacy partnership with Philippine-based NGO telecentre.org Foundation that over the next 18 months will train one million unskilled women to use computers and modern information and communication technology (ICT) applications to improve their livelihoods.
The new Women’s Digital Literacy Campaign will leverage the combined reach of telecentre.org Foundation’s global network of 100,000 telecentres worldwide and ITU’s 192 Member States and 700 Sector Members to deliver training in ICT use following a ‘train the trainer’ model.
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