Passerelles Numériques

Passerelles Numériques (PN) is a French international NGO operating in Cambodia since 2006, the Philippines since 2009, and Vietnam since 2010. It aims at alleviating poverty through digital skills training. It thus provides free vocational training in IT to vulnerable youths, including over 50% of girls, covering accommodation, food, tuition and medical expenses of PN students throughout their training. The curriculum is adapted to each local context and industry needs. It encompasses both hard, technical skills in IT and English, and soft skills (communication, public speaking, time management, etc.) to best prepare students to integrate professional contexts. It is concluded by an end-of-studies internship. Students also benefit from extra-curricular activities such as sports and music. In Vietnam (PNV), the training lasts 3 years and focuses on computer science and web development. 95% of students found qualified employment within just 3 months of graduation.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Passerelles Numériques partner with

Hong Kong SAR China

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation

EMpower is a global philanthropic organization that creates positive change through strategic investments in young people. Our focus is on youth ages 10-24 who are the most vulnerable, living in poverty and/or precarious circumstances. EMpower partners with quality, local organizations for up to 10 years supporting their programming, development and growth. We build more sustainable interventions that empower youth through education, livelihoods opportunities and improvements in health and well-being.

On-going/Past projects

IT Vocational Training Against Poverty

By Passerelles Numériques

In its training center in Da Nang, Passerelles Numériques Vietnam provides 50 vulnerable young people, 50% of whom are girls, every year with free vocational training in IT for them to escape poverty.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

IT Training Against Poverty in Cebu

By Passerelles Numériques

Passerelles Numériques Philippines provides, in cooperation with its partner USJR, a free vocational training course in IT to vulnerable youths (over 50% are girls) for them to escape poverty.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation