BENEFITING: CDI International, Inc.
ORGANIZER: CDI International, Inc.
My name is Robert Goodwin and I am the CEO of Executives Without Borders. Over the last two years working in Brazil I have gotten to know CDI and its people well, and appreciate all that they do to solve social problems through technology.
They have an incredibly innovative methodology and we are proud to be their partner. Please join us and support their cause!
CDI International, Inc. wrote -
We use knowledge to stimulate local economic development and job creation.
Technology is one of the most powerful catalysts of change at hand today. But technology, in itself, is just a tool.
The true challenge is making technology relevant and useful in the context of marginalized populations. For 18 years CDI has empowered disadvantaged groups to use Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) as tools to exercise their full capacities as citizens and tackle the issues that affect their communities.
CDI Community Centers are technology and learning centers in impoverished communities. Each CDI Community Center is a partnership with an existing leading grassroots organization. The community based organizations provide the infrastructure and CDI provides free computers and software, implements educational methods, trains instructors and monitors the schools.
CDI Schools are rooted in Latin America´s most vulnerable regions – from the sprawling urban slums of Rio to the refugee camps in Bogota, as well as in indigenous communities, prisons, juvenile delinquency centers, psychiatric institutions and hospitals for the physically disabled.
CDI has presence in 13 countries through 780 Digital Inclusion Centers