Government of La Plata, Argentina launched a program to increase ICT skills and awareness among seniors

First Steps in Internet Official Poster

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The government of La Plata and the Ministry of Modernization of Argentina launched a digital literacy program for seniors to take place from August to October 2018 in different neighborhoods, mainly at retirement centers. The program was organized to support the objectives of the National Digital Inclusion Plan, which emphasizes the need of digital inclusion and accessibility for vulnerable populations.

Through this program, representatives from the Ministry will organize a series of digital literacy events including talks and workshops that will be focused not only on spreading ICT skills, but also on providing motivation for participants to embrace these tools. Workshops will be possible thanks to the support of local governments and “digital trainers”, who are voluntary students that receive monetary benefits to finance their studies.

Participants will learn about the following topics:

  • First steps on Internet
  • Types of connections
  • Web browsing
  • Government web services
  • Whatsapp and Facebook

Sources: Info Blanco sobre Negro and El Dia