Digital inclusion to end poverty

by Passerelles numeriques (PN)
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Digital inclusion to end poverty
Digital inclusion to end poverty
Digital inclusion to end poverty


Established in 2005, our flagship program provides vocational training in the digital sector to underprivileged youth. We presently operate in Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam and most recently in Madagascar. Passerelles numeriques (PN) offers a IT training program at our center, for the most vulnerable and marginalized youth. Our mission is to truly develop our students' employability which will allow them and their families to escape poverty in a sustainable way.

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PN's mission is to unlock the potential of underprivileged youth by empowering them with innovative education in key digital and soft employability skills. We endeavor to truly develop their employability, allowing them and their families to escape poverty in a sustainable way and to contribute to the social and economic development of their communities and countries.


Passerelles numeriques (PN) addresses poverty eradication (SDG1) in a sustainable way by enabling underserved youths to build their employability through access to quality education and vocational training in information technology (IT) (SDG 4). PN also strives to reduce gender inequality (SDG 5) by accepting at least 50% girls in the program every year.

Long-Term Impact

For the last 19 years, PN has seen over 2,600 graduates with over 12,000 people lifted out of poverty. 89% of our beneficiaries come from rural areas. On average, more than 92% of our alumni find a job within two months after graduation. Over 93% of our alumni work in the digital industry and support their families sharing 30% of their salaries with them. Presently, PN counts more than 800 students at our centers.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Project Leader:
Karyn Mikkelsen-Tillet
Paris , France

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