Too many vulnerable young people still lack access to, or knowledge of information and communications technology. Each year, the Telenet Foundation in Belgium supports local non-profit organizations that tackle this digital divide.
Children who have to spend long periods in hospital often feel cut off from the outside world. The Telenet Foundation's MyZone program provides laptops and internet access to children suffering from long-term illnesses in hospitals throughout Flanders, Belgium. Internet access gives them the opportunity to keep in contact with their families and friends.
In 2011, Belgian professional tennis player and MyZone Ambassador, Yanina Wickmayer, launched the project in the ninth participating hospital in Menen. To date, more than 55,000 children have benefited from MyZone.