Three more initiatives to promote access to digital literacy and infrastructure in Argentina

A series of initiatives addressing digital inclusion and access to ICT infrastructure have taken place during the past few months in different regions of Argentina. Some of the most recent activities are:

Digital Literacy workshops for beneficiaries of Argentina Trabaja and Ellas Hacen
Image retrieved from Diario Chaco

Image retrieved from Diario Chaco

Beneficiaries of “Argentina Trabaja” and “Ellas Hacen” programs are currently participating in numerous workshops around the country. What is mostly relevant about these programs is that they provide specific user groups with targeted skills to address their needs.

For example, one of the current workshops currently taking place is focused on teaching mothers and fathers how to better understand ICTs in order to help their children to browse the web and have a safer online presence. These skills will allow them to support their children’s educational development and enhance their opportunities for the future.

Another set of training resources will be provided by the Social Development Ministry in coordination with the Language Department of National Northeast University (UNNE) to teach Argentinian women how to use ICTs for enhancing their opportunities. Some of the topics included in these courses are browsing, using internet to communicate, social networks, internet security, smartphones, how to search for jobs online and information sharing. These topics will be taught by university professors in groups of 20 participants.

Mobile community network established in Córdoba
Image retrieved from DiarioUno

Image retrieved from DiarioUno

AlterMundi mobile community network was established in Córdoba, Argentina to provide indigenous people from the region with access to internet and mobile communications. Another similar project was Atalaya, which provides community internet to Villa 21 and La Quiaca towns in Jujuy, Argentina. This model for indigenous networks is similar to other programs previously implemented in other Latin American countries such as Mexico, Brazil and Colombia.

Sources: Diario NCO, Diario Uno, Diario Chaco