Digital Literacy

Stepping Up is a computer and life skills training program established by Stepping Stones in 2016, inspired by Orphan Impact’s digital literacy program in Vietnam. Stepping Up helps disadvantaged Chinese children and youth to be better prepared for their futures after leaving school. We do this by teaching digital literacy skills common to the modern workplace.

Our learning environment emphasizes interaction between student and teacher, and uses understanding by design framework, tying back to annual curriculum goals. While teaching important skills and concepts of digital literacy (e.g., online searching, typing, Internet security, Microsoft Office, coding, graphical programming, STEM, 3D printing, and AI), the classes are also designed to unleash creativity, encourage communication, develop critical thinking, and increase each student’s confidence and self-esteem, and help them look toward to their future with excitement.