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Meta launches digital program for students in Palestine

Through this program, up to 15,000 students will be taught skills to safely navigate digital spaces

Meta launches digital program for students in Palestine
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

To empower the youth to navigate digital spaces securely and develop their competencies, Meta launched an online literacy program, My Digital World, in Palestine. 

The program will be implemented in collaboration with Birzeit University’s Center for Continuing Education and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

The collaboration between Meta and the Birzeit University Center for Continuing Education relies on the center’s experience in introducing interactive learning methodologies to schools throughout the West Bank. 

“The need for new digital ways of learning has become an absolute essential requirement for children to lead and excel in this digital world, and critical for the wellbeing of the entire society,” Osama Mimi, Director of the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Birzeit University, said.

Up to 100 UNRWA and private school instructors will be trained, and up to 15,000 students in the seventh, eighth, and ninth grades will be reached across private and UNRWA schools.

“Recognizing the importance of student participation and interaction in the digital space, UNRWA seeks to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge in order to maintain their digital security and develop skills that help them interact with their surroundings positively,” Mohammad Salameh, Deputy Chief Field Education Programme at UNRWA said. 

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