The initiative is designed to use the methodology from the Intel Program “Aprender”
BRASILIA, November 3, 2009 – Intel Foundation, USAID/Brazil and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) established a partnership to implement an educational program in a 180 community centers throughout Brazil.
The initiative is designed to use the methodology from the Intel Program “Aprender” (Learn) to train over 20,000 youth in the use of the information technologies (IT).
“The access to technology is a key tool for the reduction of social exclusion. It also improves the education of the youth and contributes to increasing the competitivity of the country,” said Fabio Tagnin, education manager of Intel Brasil.
For USAID “the public-private partnerships are the most effective mechanism to promote development. As part of this philosophy, we believe this initiative has a strong potential to expand economic opportunities, promote social inclusion and improve the quality of life for thousands of youth,” said USAID/Brazil representative for Corporate Social Responsibility, Alex Araújo.