The Digital Literacy Program empowers participants of different backgrounds by helping them develop their digital skills for life and work and improve their social inclusion and employability. This program teaches marginalized people with social disadvantages, including parents with childcare needs, the relevant basic digital skills to promote integration, give them new perspectives and strengthen their social skills.
The Digital Literacy Program curriculum provides the essential set of skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable learners to use technologies confidently and critically to support social inclusion and boost employability. It is aligned with the Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp) and covers two levels to build the most adequate digital skill set for each learner:
- 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” 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.
- 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 to the industry for future employment opportunities.
- Hybrid learning model: ReDI’s campus and classrooms are equipped with advanced remote teaching technology and provide a welcoming environment to learners, their families and trainers. All students are provided with laptops, in case they do not have their own.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our partner ReDI School of Digital Integration is a non-profit tech school based in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt), Denmark (Copenhagen, 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.