In Brazil: More than 28,000 students from federal institutions receive chips from the "Connected Students" project
- Posted By Luiz Alberto Rasseli Junior
- Casos y Voces - RedCLARA
Make free internet available to students in situations of socioeconomic vulnerability enrolled in institutions of the federal network throughout the country. This is the goal of the “Connected Students” Project of the Ministry of Education of Brazil (MEC), which began to be implemented by the Brazilian advanced network, RNP, in October. With the action, in this pandemic scenario, it will be possible to resume academic activities remotely this year and these students will be able to access the educational content offered by the institutions where they study. More than that: the project contributes to democratizing access to education, promoting digital inclusion and reducing inequalities in access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially in areas further away from large centers.