September 23, 2010

NEWS / IT / DONORS: Dell Commits to Giving $10 million Towards Education Technology Initiatives in 2011

Commitment Supports the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals to Provide Universal Primary Education by 2015

NEW YORK, Sep 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --More Than 70 Percent of Dell's Contribution Will Help Young People in Underserved Communities Outside of the United States

Dell announced today its commitment to give $10 million in cash and Dell technology towards education technology initiatives in 2011 in connection with the United Nations Private Sector Forum on the Millennium Development Goals. More than 70 percent of Dell's contributions will help young people in underserved communities outside of the United States through initiatives like the company's signature program, Dell YouthConnect.


One of several examples of YouthConnect projects is with UNICEF Morocco where the Moroccan Ministry of Youth and UNICEF provides technology access to 6,000 young people in some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged areas of the country. Also, Dell volunteers train young Moroccans to develop their IT skills, helping to increase their employability.

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