Teknolozi dan ou Porte, an ICT-driven initiative of the National Computer Board (NCB) aimed at promoting innovation and the adoption of latest technology among the Mauritian population, was launched on Wednesday 20 October 2021 at the Hibiscus Multipurpose Hall in Central Flacq by the Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation, Hon. Deepak Balgobin.
This project is an Inclusive Digital Literacy Program (IDLP) that will target the vulnerable. It is a national endeavour to address the digital divide perpetuated by inequalities related to physical access to ICT, low-literacy, low economic status and inadequate social and health awareness.
The program will promote safe use of digital technologies to access information, communication, e-Governance services, job skills, learning, and financial services such as online banking and e-health services. It will include both technical and social dimensions with the goal of empowering housewives, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the unemployed to develop not only technical abilities, but also life skills and access to services. They encompass universal literacy, creative literacy and literacy in multiple disciplines.
In view to outreach the population at large, “Teknolozi dan ou Porté” will be organized in several districts spanning over 2 weeks.