1,000 youth and adults from Buenos Aires will learn how to use technology to grow their businesses
In August 2018, Facebook launched “Soy Digital” program to provide digital skills training for 1,000 youth and adults from underserved communities in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Participants will learn how to leverage online social platforms, create and share digital content to grow their businesses.
This program was organized with the collaboration of different non-government organizations, including Faro Digital, Actuar Hoy, CEC San Martín, Dolcet, Identidad Vecinal, Parroquia Virgen de la Asunción, San José Providente, San Miguel, Sonrisas and Tupambaé. Additionally, the contents of the courses were elaborated with the support of Digital House, an educational organization that is specialized in teaching digital skills.
Participants are required to attend in-person training activities at one of the community centers. They will receive an official certificate from Faro Digital upon completion of the training. According to Nicolás Ibáñez, Director for Innovation at Faro Digital, “This project enables us to share digital literacy, teaching participants to take care of their rights online, while providing them with tools to explore all of the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies.”