BT and UNICEF Launch Joint Initiative to Reduce Digital Exclusion in Rural China
By Calvin Azuri - TMCnet Contributor
BT has launched a joint initiative with UNICEF to bring modern technology to schools in remote and rural areas in China. As part of the initiative, BT (News - Alert) will be investing over $700,000 (5 million RMB) across Qinghai, Ningxia, Yunnan and Jiangxi which will benefit up to 6,000 students and 1,700 teachers.
Communications skills and technology provide individuals and communities the opportunity to improve their lives. According to Kevin Taylor, Chief Operating Officer for BT Asia Pacific, the company is committed to developing solutions that benefit society while supporting long-term growth.
A key geography for BT, the company is looking forward to working with UNICEF in Western China to help disadvantaged communities utilize the benefits of technology innovation.