Intel launches programme to expand digital literacy

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Intel has announced She Will Connect, a new programme aimed at expanding digital literacy skills to young women in developing countries. Intel will begin the initiative in Africa, where the gender gap is the greatest, and hopes to reach 5 million women and reduce the gender gap by 50 percent. To achieve its goal, Intel will work with a handful of partners including global and local NGOs and governments. She will Connect will test a new model that integrates digital literacy with gender and development programming targeting women and girls, including: an online gaming platform and a peer network.

Intel is developing an online gaming platform to innovate the delivery of digital literacy content through an interactive approach for smartphones and tablets and in a game-infused environment.

With the gaming platform, learning can take place in a mediated environment, individually, across devices and in the context of a peer network. Intel is also working with World Pulse to integrate World Pulse's digital empowerment training into existing digital literacy programmes and connect women to a safe and supportive peer network. Through the World Pulse platform, women can exchange ideas, find support and mentorship and obtain relevant content tailored for women.