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Israel advances digital literacy project for ultra-Orthodox

Israel’s ministry of trade and industry estimates that many ultra-Orthodox are digitally illiterate, but much of the community avoids the internet by choice.
Orthodox computer

Israel’s Economy Ministry plans to invest 70 million shekels to promote digital literacy in the ultra-orthodox and Arab sectors, with the goal of connecting these populations to the internet.

The program is supposed to operate in more than 100 local authorities, ultra-orthodox and Arab, with the goal of providing basic internet training for some 100,000 residents at employment-formation centers.

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