Le Monde des Possibles is a training centre for French as a foreign language, digital skills, and social economy activities based in Liège, Belgium. They welcome 200 people per week coming from 50 different nationalities. They also offer a permanent social and legal service to their beneficiaries, in this way and fighting against all forms of exclusion and discrimination. They run local and international projects, advocacy and intercultural activities.
DigiLab: an intensive digital skills training accompanied by on-demand office hours support:
DigiLab trains people of foreign or Belgian origin who attend Le Monde des Possibles on a weekly basis. These individuals are either not in school, education and training (NEET), unemployed, long-term jobseekers, or have difficulties folowing traditional socio- professional pathways.
Students are taught basic digital skills in an intensive one month course, with 4 hours of training per day. The training is given face-to-face and in groups of 10 to 12 person, to encourage both collective work and individual support.
DigiLab is based on an inclusive methodology and places the participants at the heart of their own process, without reproducing the logic of exclusion that they may have experienced in the past and towards which a feeling of rejection is often expressed (in relation to their status, their language skills, administrative obligations, among others).
Additionally to these group sessions, students can also attend on-demand invididualised office hours 3 times a week, for any immediate and time sensitive needs. This can include requests for specific software or functions, technical needs, assistance with online procedures, answers to questions, help with writing, etc.
The curriculum is based on Le Monde des Possibles 20 years experience in the field of basic literacy, and aligns to the 5 areas of Digital Competence Framework for Citizens.
DigiLab is running from July 2022 to July 2023.
If you want to learn more about the project, visit their website or contact the Project Coordinator Kevin Cocco at email@example.com.