|There are 72 million children worldwide that are not in school and lack access to the facilities, teachers and the technology they need for a better education. Dell believes that access to education and technology is not a luxury, but a necessity. That’s why we work directly with communities and non-profit organizations around the world to close the learning gap and give young people the power to discover better possibilities.|
|How it works|
Dell provides grant funding, as well as our latest technology. A local Dell Champion manages the deployment and upkeep of Dell systems and solutions, and local team members volunteer their time to support the organization’s needs. Dell also addresses any basic or community needs that might hamper a child’s ability to learn, such as food or security. This shared responsibility between Dell and the community — supported by Dell volunteers — brings about real learning opportunities and change. The following section outlines the organizations that Dell supports through Youth Learning initiatives.
Dell works with qualified organizations in the following regions that advance educational initiatives that empower underserved youth, adults and communities to become self-sufficient.
In FY13, we provided learning opportunities to nonprofit organizations in 15 countries, who work with more than 5 million people. We added partners in Ireland, Nigeria, the Philippines and Singapore. We directly reached 304,000 youths and trained more than 11,000 educators.
|Solar Powered Classrooms|
LEAP Africa (Nigeria) and SHAWCO (South Africa) use shipping containers turned into solar-powered classrooms to bring technology and education to even the most remote regions.
|India Christel House|
Dell funds a middle school program, including integrating technology in standards-based instruction in the math and science program, impacting over 300 of the country’s impoverished children directly.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of Austin|
Dell helps the Boys & Girls Club of Austin connect underprivileged youth to a world of digital opportunities.
|Childhope Asia Philippines|
Childhope Asia Philippines uses Dell technology to reach street children and offer them educational opportunities in the Philippines.
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|FY13 Progress Points|
|Worked with TGen to deliver a high-performance computing solution that has significantly accelerated the time need to analyze a patient's molecular data|
|Expanded Youth Learning initiative into Ireland, Nigeria, the Philippines and Singapore|
|Helped create the Red Cross Digital Operations Center|
|Launched the Dell Education Challenge|
|Set a new company record with 707,000 employee volunteer hours|
|Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan|