Facebook launches digital literacy programme in Nigeria, others

Facebook has announced the launch of the 2021 edition of a digital literacy programme aimed at equipping young people and the general public with the skills needed to navigate digital spaces in Nigeria, and other sub-Saharan African countries.

According to Facebook, the program, called ‘My Digital World’, provides educators and trainers with training and resources to reach young people across sub-Saharan Africa, equipping them with information and skills to help them thrive in an increasingly complex and digitally connected world.

The Policy Programs Manager, Economic Impact and Digital Literacy, Facebook, Phil Oduor, said in a statement, “Through My Digital World, Facebook is reaching learners across the region and shaping the Sub-Saharan African digital community for the better.

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“Designed for young people aged 13-18 years in high-tech and low-tech communities, the content has adaptable step-by-step instructions to fit their needs and learning environment.

“The lessons help participants learn tangible skills such as protecting personal information, identifying reputable sources, understanding misinformation themes, and recognizing healthy online relationships.”

According to the company, the programme is divided across six content pillars: introduction to digital learning, digital foundations, digital wellness, digital engagement, digital empowerment and digital opportunities.

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