You don’t know how to use a computer, create an email address, sort your photos, do administrative procedures online or even avoid being hacked? Well, this activity may save you! Since November 2021, the NGO Libraries Without Borders (BSF), the group Capgemini and the French Games Corporate Foundation (FDJ) offers “coffees digital” free in the Toulouse region. These workshops should make it possible to “fight against the digital divide”, specify the organizations in a press release.
Before, you had to know how to read and write. Today, another imperative brick is added to education: it is digital literacy“, declares Jérémy Lachal, CEO of BSF.
These workshops are held until end of February. They will be deployed on a larger scale if the experimentation seems conclusive.
A social and digital divide
According to government, “13 million French people today are in difficulty with digital”. ARCEP asserts for his part that74% of French people without a diploma does not consider himself not competent to use his computer”. Digital today seems to be a “key issue in terms of equal opportunities”, underlines the press release. health crisis has moreover revealed this social divide and digital.
“Especially for the most vulnerable people, such as young people, migrants, people with disabilities and seniors”, further details the organizers of the cafes. Apart from the Internet, this divide also affects connected populations, according to a global study conducted by Capgemini.
As their online skills progressed, respondents improve their training and found a better paid job (40%). But also stop payment problems bills (33%) and obtained social benefits which they did not previously benefit from (32%)”, according to the Capgemini Research Institute.
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Concrete workshops accessible to all
The missions of these cafes are therefore as follows: build skills and thedigital autonomy for people far from digital in Toulouse. “To make the digital revolution an opportunity for all”, the workshops are open to everyone, “whatever the starting IT level”, underline the organizers. No need to be equipped either: computers are available the time of the session.
During two o’clock, Capgemini salaried volunteers are trained in digital assistance by FSB to facilitate these workshops. Teams can accommodate up to up to five people per session. Today, around forty people have already taken part in the workshops. 92% of participants say they have learned useful things in their daily life, according to a survey of beneficiaries.
In detail, the workshops will be held in the following locations:
- Trade at Saint-Lys 31470, 8 Place nationale: every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., from January 13 to February 24
- O Cigalon, in Frouzins 31270, at 51 Boulevard de la Méditerranée: every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., from January 13 to February 24
- The Balmanaise mug, in Balma 31130, at 40 Avenue de Toulouse: every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., from January 11 to February 22
- the Braxean, in Brax 31490, at 2 Rue de l’Eglise: every Monday and Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., from January 10 to February 25