The online engagement platform for discussion, connection and collaboration.
Ilse Van Gorp
Organization: SPK - Digidak(Association / NGO)
I am coördinator of DIGIDAK. A project that sets up small embedded public digital spaces where people (citizens in general with special focus on groups at risk) learn basic ICT skills. We organize this in several local communities in Flanders.
After working in the field of e-inclusion with groups at risk for almost 10 years, I experienced many times how ICT can empower people. I am ofcourse happy to see the group jobs and skills in this program. However, obtaining skills is not only an issue for job-seekers. Elderly, disabled, people living in poverty and not able to work,.. really need help in obtaining basic ICT skills. It keeps them in touch with friends, acquaintances and society in general.