In today’s world, information and communication technologies can play a huge role in boosting people’s potential in some of the most marginalised communities. ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) applies these technologies to support learning and makes them more widely available.

Young people enrolled in the Digital Learning for Digital Generation project, for example, are learning in an interactive way through digital materials. They will also be able to investigate different ways of using technology to help develop their skills so they can access jobs – and ultimately increase their chances of integrating into the work force in future.
At SOS Children’s Villages, we support the digital development of children, young people, families and communities by:
  • Providing access to the internet and technologies
  • Enhancing digital literacy
  • Facilitating learning through e-learning and open-source courses
  • Offering computer training to improve employability
  • Connecting young people and mentors through social networks.

Staying connected in emergencies

Communication is one of the most urgent needs for refugees, displaced people, children and families in emergencies. They need access to communication channels to find and connect with their relatives and friends, plan their journeys, organise support and make good use of waiting times with educational online activities they can access anytime and anywhere.

SOS ICT Corners make reliable information and communication channels available to people affected by humanitarian crises. They help prevent family separation and increase resilience, through technology, of people whose lives have been affected by emergencies.
ICT Corners are mobile container units that can be quickly set up anywhere in an emergency situation. They are equipped to offer:
  • Free WiFi connections
  • Access to computers
  • Printing, scanning and copying services​
  • Charging stations for phones and other devices
While most of the users are refugees, in emergency situations, other aid organisations and even government agencies without their own infrastructure can use the SOS ICT Corners for their urgent communications.
  • Find out how we’re helping refugees in Serbia and Macedonia to stay connected.
  • Read about our work to deliver digital development in Africa.