In today’s world, digital skills are increasingly important in people’s professional and personal lives. We support children and young people who grow up in SOS families in their development and their preparation for independence.
This includes giving them the opportunity to develop digital skills that can enhance their education and career prospects as well as open doors for them in the future. We also make technology and digital learning available to children and young people from the communities through our family strengthening activities.
The Digital Village project aims at integrating technology into children’s and families’ everyday lives. Children in SOS families, young people in SOS youth homes, and SOS parents have access to computers and the internet to help them develop digital literacy.
Additionally, tailored e-learning programmes provide learning opportunities and guidance on various topics, including internet safety and digital literacy as well as online psychological support for children and young people in SOS family strengthening programmes.
Once young people have acquired basic ICT skills, the e-learning possibilities are unlimited.
Technology helps bridge geographical barriers, bringing any type of learning materials to any location – complementing formal education, building entrepreneurship skills as well as trainings to strengthen child safeguarding.
The project is currently being piloted in seven countries and will be rolled out in 21 countries in 2018.
How we leverage technologies to improve the lives of children and families.