Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
24 November 2021
MCIT Organizes Capacity Building Sessions within Decent Life Initiative

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has organized educational sessions, in collaboration with governorates’ general bureaus and Decent Life Foundation, to build capacity and promote digital literacy in 32 villages, as part of Decent Life initiative for developing the Egyptian countryside. The sessions were organized on November 13-18 in nine districts in eight governorates, including Qalyubia, Gharbia, Beheira, Sharqia, Dakahlia, Minya, Qena and Sohag.
The sessions were organized in light of the objectives of the initiative and as part of MCIT efforts in building Digital Egypt and creating interactive digital communities in the countryside. The sessions target promoting digital literacy, enhancing financial inclusion and raising people’s awareness of the public services available through different government channels and Digital Egypt platform, in areas including health, education, food subsidy and utilities. In addition, the sessions were aimed at qualifying people to have access to and utilize those services. Around 1,033 citizens benefited from the sessions.
Decent Life is a national initiative launched by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to improve the quality of life, especially for citizens in unprivileged areas, through rendering a wide range of health, social and living services. The initiative is implemented in collaboration between several entities and ministries, including MCIT.
MCIT role in Decent Life involves upgrading the telecommunications infrastructure, installing fiber optics cables and building mobile towers in villages to improve the quality of telecommunications services. This is in addition to developing post offices, building capacity, qualifying young people for freelance work, supporting owners of small business and training them on digital marketing skills.
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