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Digital Skills To Unlock New Economic Opportunities

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The Go Digital ASEAN initiative focuses on closing the digital gap across ASEAN, in support of the vision set out by the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on MSMEs. Implemented by The Asia Foundation, with support from Google.org, Google's philanthropic arm, the initiative will train up to 200,000 people from rural regions and underserved communities—including entrepreneurs, underemployed youth, and women. Working with local partners in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, the USD3.3 million grant will broaden participation in the digital economy to include groups that have the most to gain from 21st-century skills, such as digital literacy and online safety awareness.

In Malaysia, the Go Digital ASEAN aims to train 15,000 youths with digital literacy skills to upscale their businesses and facilitate market access. 

The program in Malaysia is implemented by International Youth Centre (IYC) and StartupMalaysia.

Being digitally literate is a necessary skill for everyone

Most of us use the internet in multiple ways, be it for online banking, shopping, socializing, communicating and researching. We use digital technology to do things that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. And with new technologies emerging every day, this pace of change will only get faster.

Just because we are always connected to the internet and our devices, it is often assumed that we are automatically digitally literate, but this is often not the case.

Digital literacy is the ability to locate, organize, understand, evaluate and analyze information using digital technology.

Without guidance and training, we end up being left to our own devices and unable to access nor benefit optimally from the abundance of resources that is available to us in a safe and secure way.

The Go Digital ASEAN aims to address this need and equip young people and underserved communities with the necessary tools and resources to optimise their digital adoption.


Are you a ...



Finding a job is undeniably stressful and is not an activity that many of us would willingly choose to do. Let’s look at ways how to spend your job hunting time as efficiently and productively as possible. Adopt a search mindset, use digital technology to create a better job application, and learn some skills to beef up your resume.



As an entrepreneur, knowing where to promote your product/service is paramount to your success. Use your search mindset and have a firm grasp on how to utilize digital technology to grow your customer base and reach your objectives.



No idea what you want to do or how to get started with online business? If you are curious and open to new experiences, you are on the right track. Learning the basics of building a venture and developing a social media strategy is a great start to becoming an entrepreneur.

Do you want to learn how to use the digital tools around you in a safe way? If you answered YES to the above, then you should come join us in this program and access the learning and resources available for FREE!


Our objective is to help you use the internet effectively and safely so that you will be able to participate meaningfully in the growing digital economy and society.

We have created training content based on your needs. Here's what you will learn:


  • Online basics
  • Participate safely online
  • Creating a cover letter and resume
  • Finding your next job
  • Keep track of your applications
  • Building your skills online
  • Interviewing skills


  • Online basics
  • Participate safely online
  • Building a website basics
  • Site metrics analytics
  • Web presence
  • Participating in e-commerce
  • Search engine marketing
  • Social media marketing


  • Online basics
  • Participate safely online
  • A quick primer on starting a venture in 8 steps
  • Building a website basics
  • Social media marketing
  • Participating in e-commerce

Learning method

Whether you’re completely new to the online world or just want to learn how to use it better, we’ll help build your digital skills and confidence in using them.

The content has been designed to be flexible and customizable, depending on your baseline skills. You can do self-learning and go at your own pace or have a instructor-led training.

Choose one of the learning methods:

Self-learning online module
Virtual instructor-led training
Instructor-led training/ Classroom training

For instructor-led training, the ideal time to complete the basic course would be 4 hours. After completing the basics, you will be able to access other resources in our portal and your instructor will continue to help you at every stage of your learning journey.

The Go Digital ASEAN program will run between August 2020 to October 2021.


7 Day Challenge!

11 Dec 2021 - 17 Dec 2021

Leaderboard - Top 5 Trainers

# Trainer Community Partners Completed #
1 Suhaina Binti Mohamed Zaki Yayasan Johor Corporation 791
2 Sharifah Masitah Binti Syed Salim Yayasan Johor Corporation 529
3 Nurshavareena Binti Khalid Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Melaka 458
4 Politeknik Merlimau Politeknik Merlimau 359
5 Saasobah @ Nor Adibah Binti Ali Yayasan Johor Corporation 355

A world of knowledge is at your fingertips

With internet access you can learn anything anytime anywhere for free

Resources on the internet are infinite. There are countless valuable things you can learn in your spare time that can improve your life or livelihood—both personally and professionally.

The options are only limited by your imagination! Have an open mind and keep learning!






News & Testimonials

Keep up with our latest news, get some insights from trainers and community partners, or have a look at some of personal journeys of our participants here.


We work with companies, governments, non-profits and other organizations to help achieve the program's goals of an inclusive and more digitally literate society.

We are grateful for the support of our many partners who have joined us in this journey.

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Community Partners

Do you want to be a part of this initiative? Click below to come forward and make a difference.

Organizations, programs and people that share Go Digital ASEAN's mission.

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Individuals who want to help family, friends and community members.

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