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Connect To Learn deployments

Connect to Learn is a public-private partnership with the purpose to increase access to quality education, especially for girls, through life skills programs and the integration of technology tools and digital learning resources in schools.

Connect To Learn is a global education initiative launched in 2010. The founding partners continue to work closely where Ericsson provides cloud-based mobile broadband infrastructure; the Earth Institute at Columbia University does the monitoring and evaluation, as well as providing access to cutting-edge research on education (including monitoring and evaluation frameworks); and Millennium Promise (MP) helps operationalize the research in under-resourced schools and local communities.

Our Connect to Learn strategy has evolved over the years and become more robust through the incorporation of field-based lessons. We tailor the interventions to the needs of specific groups of children. Explore our cases.

Connect to Learn around the world

Connect to Learn around the world

Connect to Learn intervention focus areas:

  1. Improving preschool and early grade local language literacy
  2. Improving gender parity in secondary school enrollment
  3. Integrating digitally-enabled learning resources
  4. Preparing young people to be global citizens
  5. Engaging parents in their children’s learning process
  6. Improving access to skill-building opportunities

Collaborative partnership is a central component of Connect to Learn. We continue to work closely with the three founding partners, other local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), ministries of education, in­country telecommunications industry partners and institutes of higher education.

Explore more on this topic in our latest Sustainability and Corporate Responsiblity report.

Educating girls in Myanmar

In 2016, the impact of Connect to Learn was clearly evident in the largest deployment to date, deployed in Myanmar, as a unique public-private collaboration with a range of partners which is breaking new ground in building capacity for the program.

Millennium Villages Project (MVP)

Connect To Learn implements ICT in schools often in resource poor settings to enhance the quality and access to teaching and learning resources in a safe, cost effective, and user friendly way. The MVP was established to demonstrate the critical role education plays in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

Reaching refugee children

As part of our global partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Connect to Learn has been deployed in Domiz refugee camps in Northern Iraq with operator AsiaCell to provide educational support to IDPs (Internally Displaced People) and refugees and their host communities. 

Education for Peace building

We work with the Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative (WPDI) to help young people who have lived through conflict and violence learn how to create positive change. Ericsson provides ICT equipment and specialized training on ICT and business skills for the youth based on Connect to Learn.