For the third year in a row, Nationale-Nederlanden supports Stichting FutureNL in their mission of increasing digital literacy in the Netherlands. NN employees give so-called Digidoener guest lessons at schools and bring digital skills to the attention of primary and secondary school pupils in a playful way.

With specially developed lessons from Stichting FutureNL, pupils come into contact with coding and programming at an early age. The goal is to make young people enthusiastic about IT early on, but also to give them the basic knowledge needed in later life. The lessons are also made available free of charge to teachers, so that after the guest lesson they can further bring the digital skills to the attention in education. Over 8,000 teachers signed up for the Digidoener lessons from FutureNL. The lessons allow the teachers to increase digital literacy in their classroom in a fun and simple way.

Amir Arooni, CIO NN Group, also provided a Digidoener guest lesson: ‘In a world in which technology is becoming increasingly important, it is important to improve the digital skills of our children from an early age and let them experience the fun and possibilities of IT.’

About Stichting FutureNL
Stichting FutureNL sees a gap between the digital development of Dutch pupils and the (future) demand from society to appropriate digital skills.  As a knowledge-based economy, it is crucial that Dutch pupils develop digital skills to understand and make the (future) world. Stichting FutureNL contributes in an independent way to technology in Dutch education and collaborates with schools, governments, universities, and industry to achieve the objective.The activities of Stichting FutureNL are in line with the social programme of NN Future Matters, because they focus on developing skills that are relevant for young people to be able to present well in the future labour market.