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Emmaus is looking for 1,200 volunteers to reduce digital poverty


At the end of the year, all the administrative procedures will be dematerialized. The association is committed to fighting against illiteracy, which is rampant among users.

Hurry up.

At the end of the year, the implementation of the Public Action 2022 plan will be completed and all the administrative procedures will be dematerialized.

A time saver for the majority of the population.

But for nearly 14 million people, who lack either skills or equipment, this digitization risks being synonymous with exclusion.

“People who were autonomous will find themselves in difficulty.

It's not just about seniors and there is a strong correlation between social insecurity and digital insecurity,”

says Marie Cohen, co-founder of Emmaus Connect.

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To stem the phenomenon baptized "illectronism", the association recruits 1,200 volunteers on the occasion of its "committed days" organized in its premises, the 8 (in Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Reims, Créteil, Roubaix) and 15 October (in Lille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Saint-Denis, Grenoble, Brunoy).

No need to be a computer scientist.

It's just a matter of helping people who are unable to carry out simple procedures such as sending an email, filling out a form to apply for social assistance, applying for a job... "

These days are an opportunity, thanks to to discovery workshops, training, exchanges in small groups, to discover our actions and encourage people to commit for an hour, two days, a month...

“, explains Marie Cohen.

The association also continues via its site its operation to recover equipment which, reconditioned, is resold at solidarity prices to people in need.

15% of French people still do not have internet access at home.

Source: lefigaro

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