WKLUCZAMY.PL (Self e-inclusion)
- Learning Sector
- Adult/Lifelong Learning
- EU Funding Programme
- None; project is a social and individual initiative
- Initiative Type
- Initiatives/projects aimed at development of IL as social objective
- Literacy Area
- Information Literacy with the impact on Computer Literacy, Digital Literacy and Internet literacy
- Geographical/Social Range
- National, regional (Silesia region)
- Type of Institution
- Non-profit organization – "Silesian Gallery of Ideas”
- Contact Details
Project Coordinator and Partners
The initiative is coordinated by the non-profit organization ‘Silesian Gallery of Ideas’ and sponsored by media Zabrze Television (Silesia region) and weekly magazine Nowiny Zabrzanskie.
In simple terms, WKLUCZAMY.PL is a regional, civic and social action against the phenomenon of the digital divide, especially of the inhabitants of Silesia aged 50+ years.
The project is based on the activity of the "Silesian Gallery of Ideas", in their quest to overcome the huge social problem, which in Silesia is a "digital divide" of people 50+.
As a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative WKLUCZAMY.PL is based on extensive sociological studies, which are implemented in the Silesia region by Dr. Romana Pawlinska-Chmara, a faculty member of the Opole University. She founded the organization "Silesian Gallery of Ideas” that aims at fighting against various social exclusions, especially those of 50+ citizens in the region of Silesia.
The main aim of project is to help adults and other users from Silesia region to develop cultural awareness and information literacy through a series of training, workshops, proposed software and e-communication tools.
In the framework of the activity WYKLUCZAMY.PL the society of the initiative is assembled in Club Active 50+. The aim of the Club Active 50 + is to develop the intellectual ability, physical and cultural, and building interpersonal relationships and the integration of the people from the area surrounding Zabrze. Various forms of activities allow the participants to lead an active lifestyle, develop interests and skills, most especially those related to support for new forms of communication.
The project aim is develop Information Literacy especially Computer Literacy and Digital Literacy to counteract the e-exclusion of the information society.
Activities take place through specified workshop, training, meetings and research on digital inclusion of adults in Silesia region. The users are able to use the free of charge resources such as: an operating system, a search engine, an office package, e-mail software and network software (Internet connection). The project also helps to receive the ECDL European Computer Driving License Certificate.
The main results are improvement of computer, ICT skills within 50+ age-group of users. The impact emphasis was put on e-inclusion of adults. The project incited the awareness of social, cultural, interpersonal and collaborative capacities to create information society with e-communication possibilities, tools and forms usage for all citizens.