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Digital Unify Program

STF / Digital Unify Program

The Digital Unify Program (DU) is the umbrella term under which the Foundation summarizes its core initiatives devoted to fighting the Digital Divide. The goal of the Program is never to stop trying to become more efficient and effective in spreading the benefits of computer knowledge and the lifestyle improvements they can bring along to the disadvantaged beneficiaries. The result leaves the students feeling empowered and knowledgeable about using technology responsibly.

The initiative targets people who have never touched a computer before, and its goal is to develop their IT skills by using a standardized approach. In partnership with reliable and reputable local organizations, the Foundation has defined the scope of the initiative as facilitating free, accessible, and effective:

  • Equipment for the computer training centers (DU Labs)
  • Internet connection for the most remote areas of the world
  • Training materials for all provided courses
  • Local support system
  • Communities’ empowerment, through the “train the trainer” approach, where trainers are trained to further cascade the Program.

The Foundation collects the initiatives’ proposals and evaluates them to ensure their alignment with its own mission and strategy. The analysis of potential partners and the corresponding proposed projects results in a well-organized, customized initiative that meets the desired social impact and the Foundation’s high operational standards.

Du Courses & Initiatives

Through its educational activities the ST Foundation helps its beneficiaries bridge the Digital Divide

Introduction to Computer Basics (ICB )

The Foundation’s core learning path is the Introduction to Computer Basics course  (ICB). In 2003 the curriculum was created to help e-illiterate people become acquai ...

Advanced Courses

The Advanced Courses were introduced in 2018 as part of ST Foundation’s available learning paths. In 2020, the organization initiated both an update and an upgrade of thes ...

#NoOneBehind initiative, together for Distance Learning and Quality Education for All

Italy was the first European country impacted by Covid 19. The pandemic devastated the country on many levels, the education system being one of them. The school closures in March 2020, and the transi ...

#NoOneBehind with STMicroelectronics Foundation and Acra Phase I

The transition to virtual learning began as the pandemic spread out,  creating a real crisis among the schools in the region. The IT tools that could have helped students follow their online classes ...

#WeAreAllConnected with STMicroelectronics Foundation and Acra Phase II

From March to June 2020, Italian schools had to manage all their activities virtually. The transition to online classes brought upon new challenges and needs. The biggest one was the fact that teacher ...

#WeAreAllConnected with STMicroelectronics Foundation and Acra Phase III

PROMOTING DIGITAL CAREERS The end of the 2021 school year presented the ST Foundation, its volunteers, and the ACRA Foundation with a new collaboration opportunity, that of promoting digital jobs and ...

#TU6Prof Project

In parallel with the activities carried out in Lombardy, the Foundation decided to activate a dedicated project in Sicily. Following this idea, we partnered with CIAI supporting the #tu6prof project w ...

France: #Noonebehind Project

The lockdowns unequivocally accentuated the digital divide and educational inequalities also in France. Children from disadvantaged areas were left behind when schools abruptly switched to remote lear ...

Tablet Senior course (T4S)

The Tablet For Seniors Course (T4S) aims to address the rising IT usage needs among the elderly. The project was designed especially for the aging European population, who w ...

Tablet for Kids

In 2015, the ST Foundation created a new computer course for children between 9 to 13 years old. The course was designed taking into consideration the audience’s different ...