Senegalese caravan aims to boost ICT youth training

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Senegal’s Rufisque Municipal Council has set up a caravan to train youth on new media tools, in a move aimed at bridging the region’s digital divide.

The exercise, scheduled to run for a week, plans to help mostly rural youths familiarise themselves with the important role information and communications technology (ICT) can play in enhancing development in rural areas.

It has been introduced in collaboration with Alexandre Gilbert Lette, a journalist who doubles as a blogger.

“This project is meant to introduce young people new technologies to enable them have equal access news on developments taking place in the community,” said Lette.

"We also want to decentralised information sharing and ensure that local community accesses the news on time,” Lette added.

Lette said they plan to also set up a workshop in the region to boost ICT skills.