Dell Donates 10 Million USD to Global Initiatives

2010-10-01 09:33:38

Published on 2010-10-01 09:33:38

Printer ink maker Dell will donate $10 million in cash and products toward driving education technology initiatives for young people in developing countries, the firm said in a statement.

Teaming up with the United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals, which aim to provide universal primary education by 2015, Dell will ensure over 70 per cent of its contribution will go to people in underserved countries, external to the US.

The printer ink firm is promoting its flagship programme, Dell YouthConnect, which aims to introduce 21st century skills, like critical thinking and communication, to underserved communities. Dell will also use its technology products to give young people a platform from which they can access these nurturing skills.

"Dell continues to demonstrate its commitment to supporting educational and digital inclusion initiatives designed for young people. They are a true community partner in assisting UNICEF in its efforts to ensure that all children receive the education they deserve," Caryl Stern, president and chief executive officer of the US fund for UNICEF, said.

Last year Dell YouthConnect gave $8 million dollars to support 350,000 children in eight countries.

Posted by Canzil Ahmed.

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