Social Networking and Media
OGE has offered its youth digital literacy and leadership training program, called Community Connectors, in Brazil, Haiti, India Mexico, and Kenya. This program teaches adolescents information technology, leadership, business planning, and community engagement skills (see the curriculum here: http://ccg.runckc.org).
Community Connectors is offered in local languages and informed by One Economy’s US-based Digital
Connectors Program, which has trained 5,000 US youth who have engaged technology adoption campaigns that have reached more than 500,000 under-served residents throughout the US. The curricula feature skills-building training for career development, with a strong emphasis on business skills for entrepreneurship.
In addition to Community Connectors, Center Managers trainings are delivered by career facilitators and local OGE trainers based in Egypt, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda and South Africa (see full curriculum here: http://ckg.runckc.org), for nonprofit computer center owners and managers. The trainings teach market principles to create sustainable centers that do not require any outside subsidies. Through its work with Cisco, OGE works with local nonprofits to develop Community Knowledge Centers (CKCs) that are community-driven technology access points. OGE has conducted managers’ trainings courses for more than 100 center managers around the world, offering more than 40 hours of instruction in each course on topics ranging from creating revenue streams and business planning, to using video, to community asset mapping.