SHAH ALAM: Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd today launched Digi Wanita Era Digital, an educational programme to teach Malaysian women basic Internet and digital skills.
Digi Head of Communications and Sustainability Quah Yean Nie said the DigiWED programme would help bridge the digital gender gap as there were about six million women unconnected to the Internet.
“For a start, we will kickstart the programme with workshops for selected women, teaching basic skills on the Internet in 50 1Malaysia Internet centres nationwide. In the second phase, we will help women who are engaged in small and medium enterprise business to market their products through the Internet and actively participate in the digital economy,” she told a press conference after the launch of DigiWED here.
Communications and Multimedia Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Dr Sharifah Zarah Syed Ahmad officiated at the launch.
Sharifah Zarah said she fully supported the DigiWED programme and that any progress towards becoming a digital nation must be an inclusive process.
“By connecting the unconnected and bridging the digital gender gap, we help ensure that every Malaysian can be an active participant and contributor to growing our digital economy,” she said.
The DigiWED programme is a collaboration between Digi, the Communications and Multimedia Ministry and the National Council of Women’s Organisations. – BERNAMA