Free internet for youth centers in Montenegro

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Telenor Foundation and Union of High School Students, in partnership with Ministry of Sports, signed a cooperation contract, as part of realization of „Internet for youth in youth clubs and centers” project. Through the project, initiated by Union of High Schools Students, free internet is enabled to the visitors of youth clubs and centers all over Montenegro. So far, internet access in these venues was limited, which affected the quality of organized activities.

„Young people in Montenegro use internet everyday, mostly for communication, social media networking and information searching. By providing free access to internet in youth centers and clubs, we wish to encourage young people to use technology for learning, knowledge and skills improvement, which they will need in the digital era", stated Sandra Štajner, General Manager of Telenor Montenegro, on the occasion of signing the cooperation contract.

Ministry of Sports has lately financially supported opening of 12 youth clubs in capital city and several Montenegrin municipalities, in order to enable young people to organize activities for life skills developing, informal education, intercultural learning and social inclusion in creative spaces.

„Ministry of Youth and Sports actively works on creating new possibilities for youth, aiming at improvement of their information accessibility and realization of activities which will enhance quality of their free time", said minister Nikola Janović.

By accessing Internet for free, young people have a simpler access to information they need for everyday life, education and transition period from finishing high school to finding a job. Union of High School Students announced educational workshops about digital literacy for young people, in order to improve their knowledge about responsible and safe online behavior. Youth centers activities, now with the support of Telenor Foundation, encourage young people to become active participants of society and increase their social impact.