The Digibasics Project
People in a vulnerable position experience a higher risk of digital exclusion. In order to promote e-inclusion and to bridge the digital divide, BeCode is participating in the Digibasics Project by creating ‘Digibanks’: reducing the risk of digital exclusion by providing second-hand devices, digital skills workshops and customized mobile support.
Through local Digibanks, the Flemish government aims to reduce the risk of digital exclusion in Flanders. People can reach out to a local Digibank to borrow a computer, tablet or smartphone, to follow a digital skills training or workshop or to ask for customized mobile support. Digibasics focus on the low-skilled, people on low incomes, the over 55s and the non-professional population and are organized on easily accessible locations.
This project represents another significant step forward in closing the digital gap.
BeCode manages the Digibasics Project together with BEEGO and Close The Gap. Together with Close the Gap, we gather pre-owned digital devices, like tablets, smartphones and computers, so we can lend them to anyone who needs one. Thanks to BEEGO, we can send IT students – by bike – to your house when you are in need of customized mobile support (learn how to send an email, set up your smartphone or tablet, reboot your computer, etc.).