9 December 2021
MCIT Promotes Digital Literacy among Citizens in ‘Decent Life’ Villages



The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) organized 139 educational sessions for building the capacity of and promoting digital literacy among 3,964 citizens in villages, within the framework of Decent Life initiative for developing the Egyptian countryside. The sessions were organized on November 1-30, in collaboration with governorates’ general bureaus and Decent Life Foundation.
 
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 are aimed at 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. The sessions help qualify people to have access to and utilize those services.

Since its launch of the sessions, MCIT managed to raise the digital awareness of 8,638 citizens in the villages targeted within phase one of Decent Life initiative, in 14 governorates: Giza, Qalyubia, Beheira, Dakahlia, Sharqia, Gharbia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Menoufia, Beni Suef, Minya, Sohag, Qena, New Valley and Assiut.

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, one of which is MCIT. Its role in the initiative includes upgrading the ICT infrastructure, installing fiber optics cables and building mobile towers in villages to improve the quality of telecommunication services. This is in addition to developing post offices, building people’s capacity, qualifying young people for freelance work, and supporting and equipping owners of small business with digital marketing skills.

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