Connect To Learn was deployed in Myanmar during 2015. Some 21,000 students will benefit in the first two years; more than half are girls.
Connect To Learn was conceived to address some of the challenges relating to secondary education access and quality. A global education initiative launched in 2010 by the Earth Institute of Columbia University, Millennium Promise and Ericsson, the aim is to scale up access to quality secondary education, in particular for girls, by providing scholarships and bringing ICT to schools in remote, resource-poor parts of the world, over mobile broadband. Around the world 62 million girls are not in school – half of them are adolescent These girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, early and forced marriage, and other forms of violence. Yet, when a girl receives a quality education, she is more likely to earn a decent living, raise a healthy, educated family, and improve the quality of life for herself, her family, and her community.
To date the initiative is launched in 22 countries and benefiting over 76,000 students and engaging 16 mobile operators.
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