Today, millions of children don’t have access to the technology and education that have become necessary to participate in the digital economy – now and in the future. We see technology as a necessity that can help younger generations realize their potential, find rewarding work, reinvest in their own communities, and drive human progress. To connect technology and learning resources with those who need them most, Dell Technologies has worked with strategic non-profit partners to develop a range of initiatives designed to meet the needs of the future workforce.
Harnessing the sun and technology to bring digital access to young learners anywhere.
High school students become their schools’ IT technicians, building valuable career skills.
Leading young women to discover technology in a supportive environment of peers and role models.
Ethiopia ranks 174th of 188 countries on the United Nations’ Human Development Report, making it a critical area for educational investment. Our first large-scale Future Workforce program in Ethiopia aims to raise digital literacy rates across the country and bring the power of technology to school-age students who lack access technology at home or school. In partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry for Education and our longtime partner Camara Education, Dell Technologies has helped deliver and install nearly 25,000 Dell PCs to more than 1,000 schools, providing over 900,000 students and nearly 7,000 educators access to technology and related education. By the end of 2021, Dell will help deliver and install another 16,700 PCs to 840 schools, benefiting an additional 700,000 learners. The project includes ICT and STEM education training that will help preparing the next generation with the technical skills for the jobs of tomorrow.
In China, three out of every four children grow up in rural areas. They often face obstacles to academic achievement that their urban peers do not. When rural and migrant students fall behind in a subject, they cannot afford to hire private tutors or attend the “cram schools” that urban students often rely on. And they cannot get help from their parents, as many work and live away from the family home. In 2010, Dell and Stanford University’s Rural Education Access Program (REAP) partnered to bring computer-assisted learning (CAL) to students in rural schools across China. The REAP-Dell CAL program uses fun, game-based software to teach math, Chinese and English. The online version of CAL eliminates the need to travel to remote areas to manage software, helping us reach more students. With the CAL program, students’ test scores have improved dramatically. Our goal is to reach 1 million students with Online CAL by 2020.
We’re committed to providing the building blocks of tomorrow’s digital workforce, regardless of race, gender, or ability.
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