Education for everyone
Computer training in rural Bulgaria
In the village of Bohot, near Lovech in central Bulgaria, we tested a new way to provide basic digital skills to people usually deprived of both access to computers and to training possibilities. The village has a Roma population of considerable size, and villagers usually have had very low levels of schooling in the past.
The computer course was provided in cooperation with the local elementary school. Participants were predominantly women (mothers and grandmothers) of various age. As the video documentary shows, they were very intersted in learning to handle computers and tables because basic skills like this are a precondition even for the easiest jobs today. In addition, the course helped solidify the ties between the Roma community in Bohot and the local school, which is positive for school attendence rates of local children.
Watch our 5 minutes video documentary on this innovative course.
The video is available in several European languages.
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