The Suruacá Community in the Amazon is seeing the benefits of having connectivity for the first time. Children in the local school as part of the Connect to Learn project can now access the internet and take in news from all over the world.
The Favella Vila Cruzeiro community in Rio is also seeing the benefits of having connectivity for the first time. Claudia Costin, Municipal Secretary of Education for Rio says that having connectivity in one of the poorest areas means that schools now have help in delivering daily classes for small children. Both communities have recently held a web chat between children in the communities.
So far, connectivity has been brought to over 50 villages in the Amazon, for more information please visit: Connecting the Amazon.