ictQATAR Launches Digital Inclusion Project To Foster Qatari Women’s ICT Skills

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
ictQATAR Launches Digital Inclusion Project To Foster Qatari Women’s ICT Skills

ictQATAR has launched the Digital Inclusion Project as a key step towards developing ICT skills among Qatari women.

The nationwide project, launched in partnership with Al Fursan Center, targets various segments of Qatari women, including households, working women and teachers. Throughout the project, participants are expected to boost their ICT skills especially in connecting with their families, workplaces and their relevant educational institutions especially schools to enable them to best maximize their developed ICT skills for leveraging their children’s academic performance.

Fatma Al Nuaimi, Cyber Safety Section Manager at ictQATAR and Dr. Haya Al Medadi, General Manager of Al Fursan Center attended the launch ceremony.

“ictQATAR is pleased to be partnering with Al Fursan on such a crucial national project to foster Qatari women’s digital inclusion, through face-to-face training programs that would be highly beneficial for all participants involved. We hope the program would be key to enriching participants’ knowledge on how ICT can really have a positive, significant impact in their daily lives”, said Fatma Al Nuaimi, Cyber Safety Section Manager at ictQATAR.

“Al Fursan Center is proud to be working with ictQATAR in a project that directly exemplifies the National Plan for enabling Qatari women residing outside Doha as part of Qatar’s 2030 vision in which human development is a key integral component for sustainable development, in line with His Highness the Emir of Qatar;s vision in investing in human capital, in addition to Qatar’s commitment to enable women especially those living on the outskirts of Doha” said Dr. Haya Al Medadi, Gneral Manager of Al Fursan Center.

The new project prioritizes Qatari values and traditions and stresses the availability of trained and qualified female Qatari trainers willing to share their vast knowledge and experience for social good, especially after ictQATAR’s previous collaboration with the College of North Atlantic in Qatar (CAN-Q) to train Qatari women over the course of three weeks and establishing a dedicated established curriculum that matches Qatari women’s skills, expectations and knowledge in 30-hour training programs that would be held as part of the project in select schools in Al Shamal, Al Khor, Smisma, Al Shahneya, Al Wakra and Al Wakeir. 

The project is soon expected to feature more partnerships with national training centers in Qatar.