Seniors in Medellin, Colombia gain access to public digital literacy training

Currso de alfabetización digital de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social, Familia y Derechos Humanos

Currso de alfabetización digital de la Secretaría de Inclusión Social, Familia y Derechos Humanos

An article published by El Colombiano in June 2018, discussed government initiatives taking place in Medellin, Colombia to provide seniors with access to digital literacy training. Acquiring computer skills is useful for seniors not only to communicate with their families and access different types of services, but also to improve the self-esteem of those who were not able to dedicate much time to learning specialized skills during their lives.

Currently, the Ministry of Social Inclusion Family and Human Rights is providing free digital literacy courses for seniors in Medellin. Other programs that provide training opportunities regularly take place in libraries. For example, the Ministry of Citizen Culture has launched 21 Library parks that have benefited closed to 2.5 thousand seniors with daily digital literacy workshops.

Source: El Colombiano