EDUCATION

Inspiring Future Generations

Technology is what we do best, and we are leveraging it to empower children around the world to own their futures.

Diminishing the Digital Divide

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Diminishing the Digital Divide

Connectivity is increasingly determining the ability to earn a living. But according to UNICEF, globally over 29 percent of young people aged 15 to 24 – or 346 million people – do not have access to the Internet.

At Acer, we believe that technology can unleash human potential, creating a future of possibility for children. We are dedicated to diminishing the digital divide by providing free computing education and mentorships to nurture future generations.

Narrowing the Technology Divide
in Taiwan

Remote areas in Taiwan lack IT educational resources and facilities. The Digital Mobile Van project, launched in 2010 in cooperation with the Hanguang Education Foundation, aims to bridge the information divide by bringing computer education to these remote areas. Our staff volunteers have taught rural school children how to use computers and the Internet and get a grasp on technological skills.

Breaking the Poverty Cycle
with Technology in the Philippines

Since 2011, Acer Philippines has been cooperating with the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation to provide education for children in rural areas who lack educational resources. The Foundation has taught English, held computer courses, and provided equipment and facilities in libraries and learning centers. Several of these children have gone on to college thanks to these efforts. It’s through education that these children can break from the poverty cycle.

Inspiring Creativity with Technology
in Vietnam

Young people living in poverty near coastal areas in Vietnam lack opportunities and resources to access technology, hindering career development.

In partnership with Microsoft and the Center of Marine-life Conservation and Communication Development (MCD), Acer Vietnam has provided computers and software courses to children in fishing villages in Ha Long city, Vietnam, via a vessel boat. Dubbed the “Enabling Boat”, the education-on-a-boat project hopes to leave local lifestyles unchanged while empowering the youth through learning.

Bridging the Gender Gap with Technology
in India

In India only 23 percent of women have Internet access, highlighting the larger issue of the gender gap in technological accessibility in developing countries.

Acer India has been cooperating with the Society to Create Awareness towards Life and Environment (SCALE), an NGO, to provide computing labs in the rural areas of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, so more women and children from these rural areas can use technology in school and work.

Narrowing the Technology Divide in Taiwan

Breaking the Poverty Cycle
with Technology in the Philippines

Inspiring Creativity with Technology in Vietnam

Bridging the Gender Gap with Technology in India