Together for digital equality

The world is becoming more digital at a rapid pace and offers plenty of new opportunities, but not everyone in Finland has the devices or skills required in today’s digital society. For some, keeping up with the constant changes may be challenging.

DNA wants to contribute to the promotion of digital inclusion in Finland. In order to help those who are in the most vulnerable position we work in close cooperation with four strong partners: Hope ry, Plan International Finland, Protect Children and SOS Children’s Village and VTKL – The Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People. The aim of the cooperation is to prevent digital exclusion of children and young people, senior citizens, and low-income families.

Partnerships in digital inclusion

We believe in strong partnerships and long-term cooperation. That is why we focus our resources and support also this year in the work of VTKL – The Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People, SOS-Childrens' Village, Hope Ry and Protect Children. We concentrate also our financial support to these organizations. 

On this page, you can read more about our partners and cooperation.

SOS Children’s Village

We support the operations of the child welfare organisation SOS Children's Village financially, and we concentrate the support to their chat service called Apuu. Our partnership dates back to 2011.

“Our partnership with DNA has always been inspiring and bold. Over the years, we have worked together to carry out numerous innovative campaigns that have allowed SOS Children’s Village to support and promote digital inclusion of more children, families and young people.”

Maria Ulvinen, Corporate Partnerships Manager, SOS Children’s Village

Hope ry

DNA has made an agreement with Hope ry to donate devices for low-income families. DNA’s sponsorship is directed according to the needs reported by Hope and it enables the charity’s work for the benefit of families with limited means.

“Cooperation with DNA has gone smoothly and met the need we have for local assistance. Our humanitarian activities are very concrete, and our cooperation has also offered concrete help in the form of donated devices that make everyday life easier for children and young people whose families would not otherwise be able to afford such devices.”

Eveliina Hostila
Executive Director
Hope - Yhdessä & Yhteisesti ry

#Onlineroadsafety - Protect Children

Whether they are navigating in the real or virtual world, it’s important that children do not remain alone in an environment which they don’t understand or in which they don’t have the skills to handle its rules and regulations. Adults set an important example to children also in the use of digital medias.

Digital world is a happy and useful environment also for children, as long as they can learn the it and the safety skills it needs safely and peacefully.  We support our partner Suojellaan Lapsia/Protect Children in their important work on enhancing children's online safety skills.  

Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People

The Finnish Association for the Welfare of Older People creates a nationwide helpdesk to promote the digital skills and digital inclusion of seniors. The project is called Ikädigituki and it is funded by STEA. DNA supports the project as the main cooperation partner. A free low-threshold service will be created for all types of digital problems and questions that senior citizens may have.

Plan International Finland

DNA and the children's rights organisation Plan International Finland promote digital inclusion and diversity together in joint project. DNA’s main objectives for the cooperation include increasing diversity in its own operations and providing young people with an immigrant background the opportunity to explore the ICT sector as a workplace.

Mimmit koodaa

DNA and Mimmit koodaa program are working together to improve diversity and break stereotypes related to the IT industry. The purpose is to show that anyone can enter the industry – coding and software development and technology belong to everyone.