Fourth edition of Aldea Digital to provide free digital skills training and learning resources in Mexico

Aldea Digital

Aldea Digital. Picture by TJ DeGroat from Flickr.com

On August 15, Aldea Digital (Digital Village in English) launched its fourth edition at Mexico City’s Zócalo. This is a yearly digital inclusion initiative that is part of Telmex-Carlos Slim Foundation´s Program for Education and Digital Culture. It consists in a 20 day event that provides visitors with free connectivity and access to technology as well as different workshops and conferences.

People from all ages take part in a wide range of activities that cover topics such as a first exposure to computing, 3D animation, programming and training in ICTs for employment. In 2016, the main themes will be technology, education and employment, health and culture.

 In addition to the main forum, this year’s program offers five classrooms to provide entrepreneurship training with the support of the National Entrepreneurship Institute. The purpose of this workshop is to provide entrepreneurs with technology knowledge to make their projects grow. The program offers additional digital training through 3,600 digital libraries in Casa Telmex, schools, public libraries, cultural venues and educational digital platforms such as Khan Academy and MIT Open Courseware.

To learn more about the activities held during the event visit @AldeaDigital

Additional Sources: Revista NEO