ROTA launches fourth phase of the ‘Better Connections Program’
Reach Out To Asia (ROTA), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), recently launched the fourth phase of the ‘Better Connections Program’, an information and communications technology (ICT) framework aimed at educating low-income workers in Qatar.
The Program, initiated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, is sponsored by Msheireb Properties in partnership with Microsoft Qatar and Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF).
The ‘Better Connections Program’ started training the fourth batch of volunteers at the headquarters of the Ministry of Transport and Communications on February 12. Designed to improve the living conditions of migrant workers in Qatar by providing access to ICT facilities, the Program will equip workers with essential information and communication technology skills.
Last year, 65 volunteers from the local community received significant training by ROTA, visiting accommodation in various locations across Doha. Currently, there are more than 335 ‘Digital Champions’ in basic computer and internet communication skills who will continue this knowledge-sharing premise by passing on their newly acquired skills to other workers in need.
Through this innovative cascade model of training, the Program is expected to reach over 4,000 low-skilled workers in various companies in Qatar.