Digital transformation is a reality that has been reinforced by the coronavirus pandemic and confinement, something that especially affects education and social entities. Fundación Telefónica, in response to the new digitalization needs, presents the second edition of Conecta Educación , the training program for digital transformation, in this case aimed at technicians and educators from social entities , who seek and need to make the digital change of the social action.
The project aims to improve the digital skills of social entities so that they can continue working with their beneficiaries in the new digital environment that the pandemic has accelerated, either in a blended way or completely online. To do this, the initiative aims to equip them with the necessary digital tools, knowledge and skills.
During the presentation, Carmen Morenés, general director of Fundación Telefónica, highlighted the “essential role that technology is playing in the pandemic to stay connected, to help improve people’s lives and so that, thanks to the sum of forces , we can continue to be close to the most vulnerable people ”.
From March to July 2021, Conecta Educación presents a free training offer with training itineraries adapted to each need and degree of digital literacy.
The new catalog will feature highly demanded courses such as “Acting in Digital” or tool workshops to improve online social action, as well as others aimed at employability such as the “Employment Map” or MOOCs for “Employment Skills” o “Project management and agile methodologies”. The calls for the courses will be launched continuously and regularly throughout the months of the project.
Social entities reinvent themselves to act digitally
Different social entities in the field of disability, immigration, young people or children at risk, such as the Red Cross, Tomillo Foundation, Barcelona Actúa, SOS Children’s Villages, Prodis Foundation, Soñar Despierto Foundation, Santa María la Real Foundation, José María Foundation de Llanos, Code Venezuela, Fundación Don Bosco or Fundación Secretariado Gitano, have been some of the participants in the first edition of the project, thus improving their social intervention in digital.
More than 10,000 beneficiaries in its first edition
In 2020 the Conecta Educación project was born in response to the crisis situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the new digitization needs that the education system was facing.
To this end, Fundación Telefónica launched the initiative, aimed in the case of this first edition at educational centers, teachers, educators from social entities and the school public from 6 to 18 years old. In addition, the program also had training for employability for people over 18 years of age.
In its first edition, participants had access to digital platforms and content, live virtual training itineraries and digital and extracurricular educational experiences such as workshops, challenges or challenges. In total, the project had 188 participating entities, almost 1,000 live sessions given and more than 10,000 beneficiaries.