WASHINGTON, USA — The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the Organization of American States (OAS) and AT&T Latin America signed an agreement to promote digital education programs together in schools in the Americas.
The program will be implemented initially in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Puerto Rico. OAS secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the business sector is a key partner in promoting development policies:
“The private sector has a leading role in the expansion of connectivity in terms of investment and knowledge, innovation and creativity. That is why today we agreed to work with AT&T to reduce the digital divide among young people in the region,” said secretary-general Almagro.
Vice president of external and regulatory affairs of AT&T, Karim Lesina, stressed the importance of the partnership with the OAS to expand digital education in lower resource sectors. “We are very proud to be part of Join this Alliance. For the digital economy to have a social impact in a country, it is essential that we work to close the educational gap,” said Lesina.
The initiative is part of the ICT 2030 Alliance, one of whose objectives is that all public schools in the Americas be connected to the Internet in 2030.