Specto, the body responsible for ICDL implementation in Jordan, recently collaborated with UNICEF to deliver digital skills to the refugees throughout the country. As part of the project, Specto oversaw the accreditation of a series of educational centres, providing ICDL training and testing to the trainers.
One of UNICEF’s primary goals is to build a more inclusive and accessible education system for students that includes digital skills to empower them with tools that will make a difference in their lives.
Around 300 candidates in refugee camps received training on ICDL Documents, Spreadsheets, Computer Essentials, and Online Essentials modules, 180 of which are young women.
UNICEF also provided candidates with training under the Incentive-based Volunteering Scheme (IBVS) on ICDL Online Essentials, Computer Essentials, Spreadsheets, Documents and Advanced Spreadsheets. The IBVS is aimed at providing refugees with the tools to reinforce self-reliance. Candidates believe that the skills developed through ICDL will increase their opportunities in the job market and other income generating activities.
Going forward, UNICEF is planning to include other modules in their coming projects such as Data Analytics, Image Editing, Robotics, and Digital Marketing for the youth.