ZH 8057 Switzerland
presentation will explain the programs designed to close the digital divide and
tackle the difficulties and solutions encountered in a project in Switzerland.
unstable World conditions, of Wars, famine and natural catastrophes, economic
instability, have forced many to migrate to rich and industrialized nations.
Most people from developing nations migrate for economic reasons or seek refuge
as a result of war
immigrants are exposed to a well-advanced digital society, in their place of
work, home and their environment, which they need to "jump" to cope
and live within. There exists then a big rift between these immigrants and the
require a need to "leap Frog" to bridge this gap to be able to work
and integrate into the system.
women from developing countries have no provision to bridge this digital gap,
cause of cultural, national, ethnical concept.
the media has brought attention on what should be done about global widening gap
between wealthy and poor households, between the "haves" and
have-nots" in our society
rift between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' in our society is being reflected
online, because these miss out in online activities
paper will describe an ongoing initiative of the author in closing the digital
gap between foreigners from developing countries living in Switzerland, and
efforts to provide access to the Internet and other information technologies
that are crucial to their economic growth and personal advancement.
with a population of 6.3 million has 3.2% of foreigners from developing
countries living in Switzerland, and 30% are unemployed
paper will also provide us with a look into the future. As society is changing
rapidly due to the explosion in the high-tech industry, policies to close the
digital divide must also focus on bringing technology into homes.