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Fundación Orange and Fundación Secretariado Gitano boost the employability of women at risk of social exclusion through digital training [editar]

New EDYTA training in six Spanish cities

30/09/2022
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Fundación Orange and Fundación Secretariado Gitano boost the employability of women at risk of social exclusion through digital training

Fundación Orange and Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) continue with the partnership started in 2017 by activating, from September, new EDYTA training courses for Roma women in different Spanish cities such as Madrid, Gijón, Barcelona, Badajoz, Cordoba and Malaga.

The aim of this collaboration is to promote the empowerment of Roma women through technological awareness in order to favour their inclusion in the labour market thanks to the development of their digital skills.

The EDYTA training programme, which lasts 120 hours, aims to help women keep up to date in the use of social networks, internet browsing and online information search, as well as in the preparation of a CV, online job search, or the creation of graphic and digital content. This programme has an innovative working methodology and women are also trained in other skills and competences that will be very useful in the future, such as creativity, teamwork and personal autonomy.

Fundación Orange and Fundación Secretariado Gitano

The collaboration between Fundación Orange and Fundación Secretariado Gitano began in 2017 in Madrid and was later extended to other Spanish cities. Until now, 205 Roma women have benefited from the 14 training courses organised.

According to Isidro Rodríguez, Director General of Fundación Secretariado Gitano, "EDYTA is a great initiative by Fundación Orange, which is promoting the empowerment of dozens of Roma women, helping to increase the social impact of its actions, favouring their social and labour inclusion through the development of digital skills".

Daniel Morales, Director of Sustainability at Orange and Fundación Orange, points out that "at Fundación Orange we are sure that this type of collaboration is key for the social inclusion of women who, for various reasons, may find it difficult to relate to technology, an essential pillar in our society. In this sense, EDYTA focuses on women and, specifically, on their digital education to facilitate their employability and inclusion into society. For us it is a pleasure to collaborate, once again, with entities such as Fundación Secretariado Gitano, with whom we have been cooperating for many years, and who allow us to promote equal opportunities and prepare hundreds of women to rely on the digital world to help them improve their living conditions".

The EDYTA programme is developed in a series of steps to ensure its success: creation of a digital classroom, training of trainers in the EDYTA methodology, access to the contents on the educational platform of Fundación Orange (Orange Digital Center), implementation of the EDYTA digital education courses (120 hours each) and integration of the methodology in the programmes of the entities running the courses.

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