Commitment to Action

Technology and Civic Engagement School in Brazil

Commitment by

Sanam Vaziri Quraishi Foundation (SVQF)

In 2008, the Sanam Vaziri Quraishi Foundation (SVQF) committed to funding the establishment and support of a Technology and Civil Engagement School in Rio de Janeiro's City of God with the goal of promoting social inclusion through digital inclusion. The school, established in partnership with CDI, provides courses to community youth in basic and advanced computer skills. As part of the curriculum, the students are required to use their newly acquired technical skills to identify a problem facing their community, devise an action plan addressing the problem, and mobilize their communities to solve the problem.

As of January 2009, the school has been established and equipped, and the educators have been selected and trained. To date, 193 students have been enrolled in several courses, including classes in Internet and Citizenship as well as Basics of Computer Science and Citizenship.

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Commitment

Technology and Civic Engagement School in Brazil

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

2 years

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Brazil

Commitment by

Sanam Vaziri Quraishi Foundation (SVQF)

Partner(s)

Committee for Democracy in Information Technology