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Partner Profile : Redi School

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ReDI School of Digital Integration is a non-profit tech school based in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Duisburg, Dusserdorf, Hamburg, Frankufrt), Denmark (Coopenhagen, Aarhus), Sweden (Malmo) and Ethiopia (Addis Adeba). They teach digital skills for free to refugees, migrants and locals who do not have access to digital education or a professional network. In addition, ReDI School trains soft skills, connects its students with mentors, and organizes networking events with companies to help students start their careers. Their goal is to provide their students with valuable digital skills, a growth mindset, strengthened career skills and a strong network of tech professionals.

Digital Literacy Program (DLP): training low-skilled individuals and parents with childcare needs with basic digital skills:

The Digital Literacy Program is an expansion of training programs REDI has been running for 5 years: namely the Digital Women Program, and Digital Youth Program. This program open the doors to any individuals lacking basic digital skills, including parents with childcare needs. It empowers participants by helping them develop their digital skills useful for both life and for work, with the broader goal to to foster social inclusion and employability.

The DLP curriculum is based on ICDL Workforce modules, aligned with the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp). It covers two levels:

  • First level: “Computer skills for your everyday life”, is addressed to learners with no or little experience with technology. The goal is to foster and gain confidence in using a computer, an email and the internet to accomplish everyday tasks and activities.
  • Second level: “Computer skills for your professional start”. It addresses learners that already have some experience with computers and the internet but require to catch up and sharpen their skills to meet the demands of the current digital world and the workplace.

The program is unique in the way it approaches pedagogy:

  • Hands-on approach with industry professionals as trainers: all trainers are volunteers working in the tech industry. They teach with a learning by doing approach. They also offer a great connection into the industry for future employment opportunities.
  • Hybrid learning model: students are welcomed into ReDi Campus’s classrooms, with advanced remote teaching technology. They are provided with laptops for the duration of the training.

 

DLP is running from September 2022 to June 2023, in Munich and in North Rhine-Westaphalia campuses.

If you want to learn more about the project, you can visit their website, or contact the Head of Digital Literacy Alejandra Ramirez at alejandra@redi-school.org.