Digital equity – the principle that everyone should have equal access and opportunity to participate in the digital world – remains a global challenge.
According to the Digital 2022 Global Overview Report by DataReportal, around 50 per cent of the world’s population – that’s about 4 billion people – still do not have access to the internet. This significant ‘digital divide’ disproportionately affects individuals in low-income countries and underserved communities. It also weighs heavily against young people, hampering individuals’ ability to access information, educational resources, job opportunities, and essential services, and perpetuating inequalities on a global scale.
YMCAs are committed to closing this gap and ensuring universal internet access to achieve digital equity and inclusive development. They are accomplishing this through: Digital literacy programmes; Access to technology; Internet connectivity; Device distribution; Community partnerships
Learn more about World YMCA partnerships with global technology leaders that are assisting YMCAs worldwide in equipping young people and communities with the skills they need today.