Worldwide, countries understand that improving access to quality education is a critical part of improving their economies and societies. Technology access for students, teachers, and parents is a critical enabler that makes it possible for anyone, anywhere to get a top quality education. Shape the Future, a new three-year program sponsored by Microsoft and the Clinton Global Initiative, is aimed at providing low-cost computers, software, and broadband Internet access to 1 million U.S. students from low-income households.
Shape the Future helps governments build the Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) that create meaningful and effective solutions to their educational, economic, and social challenges by making technology access a right for all, not a privilege for some. For all citizens, access to a "digital society" delivers tangible economic, employment, and social opportunities. For governments, increasing digital inclusion accelerates the growth of a high-employment economy by accelerating global competitiveness.
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