EMPOWERING YOUTH IN MEKONG DELTA

April 12, 2018

The Dariu Foundation (TDF), in cooperation with Microsoft Vietnam, launched the “Enabling Boat” project, aimed at offering access to computer skills training and code literacy to the rural disadvantaged youth in Mekong Delta.

According to the Digital Transformation Study in Asia Pacific 2018 conducted by Microsoft and IDC, one of the biggest barriers to digital transformation is the lack of skills and resources.

To help younger generations to be prepared for the 4.0 technology revolution, ICT skill training for the youth, including code literacy, is of vital importance. The Dariu Foundation has been very keen on this effort and we wish to receive continued support by individuals, companies and organizations to accompany the rural students and teachers in the developing world.

Pham The Truong, General Director of Microsoft Vietnam said: “Developed and emerging countries in the Asia Pacific region face similar challenges in the digital and economic transformation. Lack of digital skill is a challenge, but at the same time, it is also an opportunity for Vietnam to bridge the digital skill gap, by focusing and accelerating in education and digital skills training”.

Enabling Boat” initiated by Microsoft is a part of the annual project “YouthSpark Digital Inclusion”. The project aims to improve capabilities and increase opportunities for rural students in Mekong Delta to get access to ICT, besides, enabling them to learn computer science and coding through Scratch/Kodu.

In 2018, the project “Enabling Boat” will be expanded by The Dariu Foundation in Vinh Long, Tien Giang and Hau Giang of Mekong Delta Region, aimed at training 35,000 students in ICT skills and code literacy