Rossotrudnichestvo will teach digital literacy about 50 thousand students at Russian schools abroad
Almost 50 thousand school students and about 5 thousand teachers and executives of Russian schools abroad will take part in the Grant Programme of Rossotrudnichestvo. The projects are aimed at improvement of digital literacy of the Russian-speaking community in foreign countries.
The purpose of the programme is promotion of geopolitical interests of Russia and strengthening of international ties with the help of culture, education and new technologies. For example, advanced training for teachers, attraction of talented IT professionals to study and work in Russia, dissemination of the best practices for improvement of digital literacy among students at Russian schools abroad will enable further growth of the Russian digital economy by 2024. As expected, 7.5 thousand school students will enrol to Russian IT universities after completion of the digital literacy programmes, and 130 educational programme will go international. It will allow both to demonstrate the Russian achievements in the sphere of education and science, and attract young people abroad to implementation of joint creative projects.
The teaching staff is also an important link between Russia, fellow citizens living Abroad and foreign citizens. It is the teachers who are directly involved in the support and promotion of Russian values, culture and education: this is why about 5,000 teachers and executives of Russian schools abroad will be trained.
In 2019, projects of 27 organisations were financed by six categories. Grant recipients included the following universities: Innopolis, the Bauman Moscow State Technical University, ITMO, MCTTU, PFUR, the Financial Academy, the Cyber Russia organisation, the National Children’s Foundation and other state-funded organisations and foundations. The top-priority countries of the grant programme are the states of the Eurasian Economic Union. Apart from those countries, events will be held in Mongolia, Vietnam, Germany, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Cuba, etc..
The learning courses of the programmes are offered through digital educational platforms for school students of all ages at Russian schools abroad and for the teaching staff. The grants will be given to various online educational programmes and for development of digital resources: for example, virtual museums, educational platform and international competitions. The new courses are aimed at shaping up conscious digital behaviour, digital literacy skills and creation of own digital products, teaching programming and other IT aspects.
The grants are provided by Rossotrudnichestvo under the Human Resources for the Digital Economy Federal Project of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation National Programme. The grant programme is implemented pursuant to the Presidential Decree dated 7 May 2018 No. 204 “On the National Goals and Strategic Tasks for Development of the Russian Federation Until 2024”. Detailed information on the project is published on rusdigitalcoop.com.
Rossotrudnichestvo implements efforts aimed at promotion of geopolitical interests of Russia in the spheres of culture, education and new technologies, as well as strengthening of international ties without prejudice to the principles of operational excellence, effectiveness and sustainable development. The efforts are implemented under the Human Resources for the Digital Economy Federal Project of the Digital Economy of the Russian Federation National Programme.