Youth Spark program celebrates five years of spreading digital literacy for underserved youth in Thailand

Youth Spark program celebrates its fifth year of providing computer science education to underserved youth with disabilities in Thailand. The program is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, Microsoft, ChangeFusion and the Redemptorist Foundation for People With Disabilities (RFPD).

The next goal for the program is to prepare 1,200 young trainers by October 2018 in order to expand the impact of the program. The training team will involve people from different backgrounds including Community Center leaders, members of local NGOs, and school teachers. Organizers expect this will enable trainers to spread digital literacy and computer science programs to 18,000 unemployed youths and persons with disabilities from rural areas.

According to Dhanawat Suthumpun, managing director at Microsoft Thailand, “We believe that every single young person in Thailand, regardless of their abilities and background should have equal access to computer science education.”

Source: Bangkok Post