AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia’s Ministry of Education and Science and Facebook have entered a new partnership to train 1,000 professional teachers in Mongolia to implement digital literacy education at their own schools, Montsame reports.
The new partnership came after Facebook in April 2021 launched “We Think Digital”, a multi-phased awareness and educational campaign to help Mongolia internet users navigate the online world safely and responsibly, and cultivate responsible digital citizens with complete digital literacy. The “We Think Digital” program was developed and implemented in Mongolia in partnership with Faro Foundation Mongolia, and in support of the Ministry of Education and Science, Communication and Information Technology Authority, UNICEF and Mongolian Fact-Checking Center. “I want to express my deep gratitude to Facebook and Faro Foundation for investing in Mongolia’s education. We have had a lot of challenges in the past two years and our youth experienced much education loss. We are willing to extensively invest in our youth’s education and make up for the time we have lost. The Ministry and myself are more than happy to be working with Facebook to invest in the future of education,” quoted His Excellency the Minister of Education and Science Enkh-Amgalan Luvsantseren.
“Facebook is proud to have the opportunity to partner with the Ministry of Education and Science to train 1,000 teachers in Mongolia with the latest knowledge and resources of digital literacy through our ‘We Think Digital” program. We truly believe in early-stage education of digital literacy for the better and safer internet tomorrow. The first batch of 1,000 teachers will be the pioneers trainers in Mongolia to scale up such meaningful educational efforts in dealing with new technologies for the years to come,” said George Chen, Director of Public Policy, Greater China, Mongolia and Central Asia at Facebook.