New Dell Report: 1 Year, Another 2 Million Children Benefit from Dell Technology
* Company’s FY11 Corporate Responsibility report says Dell Giving reaches one million more children around the world1
* An estimated one million more used Connected Classroom technologies for the first time2
During the past year, two million children around the world used Dell education technologies for the first time to collaborate, learn and achieve. That’s in addition to the millions of children already using Dell technology.
One million of those children participate in Dell corporate giving programs like Dell YouthConnect, which partners with non-governmental and non-profit organizations to provide technology access and skills to underserved children in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, Morocco, France, and the United Kingdom. U.S. children also benefit from the Dell Foundation’s Equipping Youth program.
And an estimated one million children are for the first time using Dell’s Connected Classroom technologies. Launched last year, the Connected Classroom includes purpose-built, affordable solutions like the Latitude 2110 netbook for children.
Giving that Empowers
With more than 70 percent of the world’s population still not connected to the Internet3, programs like YouthConnect help develop 21st Century Skills like critical thinking and collaborative learning, which prepare them to study and work alongside their peers around the world whose schools may be better resourced. YouthConnect children also use technology to research and address critical community issues.
Through YouthConnect, Dell has granted more than $8 million to 26 organizations supporting 350,000 children in eight countries.
Technology that Connects
Dell’s open and affordable Connected Classroom technologies are designed to help the world’s children and schools move quickly into the Digital Age. In India, just 14 percent of the country’s 1.3 million schools have access to information and communications technologies.4
The Connected Classroom enhances the education experience, inspiring children to learn and helping to make teachers more effective. Dell has rolled out Connected Classroom technology in 10 countries during the past year, helping the company to maintain its place as the top provider of computers to schools worldwide4.
Charles Leadbeater, journalist, author and leading authority on innovation and creativity:
“Technology must be a part of the fabric of a community to be effective; it provides a sense of hope and connection. The biggest opportunity for technology is in the developing world where there is a huge appetite for learning through low-cost, self-motivating solutions.”
“The private sector’s role in technology and learning is to support these communities with intelligent and innovative programs like Dell and CDI’s Apps for Good that use a different model that’s user led rather than technology led.”
Paul Bell, chairman of Dell Direct Giving and president of Dell’s Global Public Sector Business
“Technology is the backbone of the modern classroom, and we believe access to that classroom is a fundamental right for every child in the world. So we will continue to do everything we can – from designing technology for classrooms to contributing technology to underserved schools – to ensure that the world’s students have the technology they need to learn, achieve and succeed.”
1 Dell 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report
2 Based on Dell estimates and National Center for Education data
3 Internet World Statistics: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats.htm
4 Express Computer Online:http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20100524/news03.shtml
5 IDC Q2 2010 PC Tracker
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