SDG 4 aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” While this goal stands on its own, we believe that education is an important cornerstone in achieving several other SDGs as well.
The goal of Connect to Learn is to provide access to quality education for those most in need, especially for girls. Students without even a basic education have diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to poor health, early and forced marriage and other forms of violence. Quality education prepares young people –girls and boys alike– for economic and personal empowerment and can have a dramatic effect on national economies.
You can learn more about Ericsson’s education-related activities by reading the "Technology-assisted education. Connect to Learn multi-year, multi-country experiences" report which describes the program’s approach, evolution, interventions and challenges, as well as examining recent developments in the field of ICT-integrated education. More on this topic in our Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report