Free computer literacy courses Connect, Latvia are the ambitious social initiative carried out by Latvia’s largest telecommunications company Lattelecom, where annually several thousand seniors aged 50+ have been taught computer literacy skills. Connect, Latvia! was established to reduce the digital divide – the barriers to information and communication technologies --, which creates the threat that particular segments of society might be excluded from information flow, socialising and employment opportunities.
During the first six years the project has created a new start for more than 25,000 seniors.
Lattelecom has created a unique learning system where IT teachers from Latvian schools have been involved in the project on a voluntary basis, and resources of local government and regional school premises and equipment have been used. Thus the project has become as an excellent example of private-public partnership.
Originally it was planned that by the Republic of Latvia’s 100th anniversary in 2018 Lattelecom would teach least 30,000 seniors.
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