Technology continues to become more ingrained in daily life, the importance of digital literacy skills is becoming increasingly apparent whether for communication, finding employment, and receiving comprehensive education. Digital literacy skills provide more opportunities to students in terms of learning through a number of educational platforms which supports their educational progress and learning performance, while students without these skills may have their progress stymied by an inability to or lack of confidence in navigating the related technology. Students with the foundation of digital literacy knowledge and skills can apply to various types of technology now for their learning development as well as accessing to the job market that require some form of digital literacy in the future.
The DLI project promotes the digital literacy in the education sector through strengthening ICT skills for upper secondary school and technical and vocational college (TVET) students by introducing additional creative activities including computer coding and basic programming training, digital entrepreneurship courses and code clubs to increase digital skills, creative and innovative thinkings and team skills. The project further promotes the importance of digital literacy and ICT activities as non-formal extracurricular activity in the education in Laos. The project will be implemented with upper secondary schools and TVET colleges in the Provinces of Khammouane, Xiengkhouang and Oudomxay.
The project supports the literacy of digital in the education sector via three main components:
The Digital Literacy Initiative (DLI) project is co-funded by the The Dariu Foundation and Bread for the World and will be implemented with the Ministry of Education and Sports. Besides gaining basic ICT knowledge, youth will increase their creative, analytical and collaboration skills which are essential competencies for future employment.