8 November 2021
MCIT Organizes Capacity Building Sessions within ‘Decent Life’ Initiative



The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) organized educational sessions, in collaboration with governorates’ general bureaus and Decent Life Foundation, to build people’s capacity and promote digital literacy in 142 villages, as part of Decent Life initiative for developing the Egyptian countryside. The sessions were organized on July 5- October 28, in 27 districts in 12 governorates, including Assiut, Giza, Qalyubia, Gharbia, Beheira, Sharqia, Menoufia, Dakahlia, Minya, Qena, Sohag and Kafr El-Sheikh.
 
The sessions were organized in light of the objectives of the initiative and as part of MCIT efforts in building Digital Egypt and creating productive interactive digital communities in villages. The sessions target promoting digital literacy, enhancing financial inclusion and raising people’s awareness of the digital public services available through different government channels, in areas including health, education, food subsidy and utilities, as well as of those available through Digital Egypt platform. In addition, the sessions were aimed at qualifying people to have access to and utilize those services. Around 4,187 citizens benefited from the sessions.
 
Decent Life is a national initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, with the aim to guarantee a better life for citizens, especially in unprivileged areas, through rendering a wide range of health, social and living services. The initiative is implemented in collaboration between a large number of entities and ministries, including MCIT. MCIT seeks to develop the Egyptian countryside through upgrading telecommunication infrastructure, including installing fiber optics cables and mobile towers; developing Egypt Post offices; and promoting human development.
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