Pioneering Initiative launched to bridge Mexican Migrants’ the Digital Gap

Pioneering Initiative launched to bridge Mexican Migrants’ the Digital Gap Lanzan pionera iniciativa para acortar brecha digital de migrantes mexicanos

DIGITAL LITERACY WINDOW | Pável Meléndez Cruz, María González and Luis Gutiérrez Reyes signed a letter of intent to execute the new service that will be provided at the Mexican Consulate in Denver. (Photo/El Comercio Colorado)


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Mexican migrants who come to the offices of the Consulate of Mexico in Denver for their usual procedures will be able to clarify any doubts they have about the digital world. A Digital Literacy Window will soon begin to function in addition to other efforts such as the Health Window and the Education Window.

“We are going to offer workshops to develop basic and advanced digital skills among the migrant community. We aspire to help our countrymen in the use of computers; internet access; Email and social media management. We want to support migrants in their transition to the digital economy,” says a consulate bulletin.

Strategy for inclusion in the digital economy

This project was unveiled during the recent visit to Denver by Luis Gutiérrez Reyes, director of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad. Gutiérrez Reyes, along with Pável Meléndez Cruz, Consul General of Mexico in Denver, signed a letter of intent with María González, CEO of “Adelante Community Development” (ACD) to promote the initiative.

“The initiative presented by community leaders like María González is pertinent because it aims to reduce the digital access gap for our countrymen. In addition, it is part of the financial inclusion strategies led by the Government of Mexico with the ‘Remesas Paisano USA‘ program that was also launched from Denver,” said Consul Meléndez Cruz.

Community involvement

For her part, González indicated that the pilot program is already designed and be implemented soon. “We are working to ensure the success of this pioneering project that will become a model for other communities in the United States. We will provide tools so that people can be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” said González.

“To learn about technology can reduce the uncertainty that characterizes the economy of the present. Technology has no borders and the migrant community in the United States must embrace the digital age to take our lives to the next level,” concluded the CEO of ACD who lead the Digital Literacy Window initiative.

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