In order to achieve our mission, which is to transform lives and communities through technology, we operate with a global network of partners, who act by teaching technology and competencies of 21st century as tools to build a fair and free society.
CDI International is committed to generate social impact at large scale. By working mainly with socially marginalized communities, CDI reinforces its commitment to contribute towards a more equitable world
Our theory of change is based on the belief that by promoting and teaching 21st century and tech skills to young people, we can empower them to recode their lives.
We are a global network with presence in 7 countries - Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Portugal, United States - including our global partner CDI Apps For Good, based in the UK and founded by CDI.
The funds will be used to develop content, train and impact youth to solve social problems and the challenges of their time for CDI US.
CDI’s pioneering work has been recognized by many leading organizations including Ashoka, Avina, IDB, Schwab Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Tech Museum, Unicef and UNESCO.
Our Founder and President, Rodrigo Baggio, was also named by the World Economic Forum as one of the “100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow”, by Time Magazine as one of the “50 leaders in Latin America that will make a difference in the third millennium”, by CNN, Time and Fortune as one of the world’s ten “Principal Voices in Economic Development”.
CDI ́s out comes:
- 21 years of experience
- 564 spaces of digital empowerment
- 1,281 educators
- 1,682,573 individuals impacted worldwide
- 60% of trained individuals are youth
- 50% women
- 40% job placement (SUPERATEC CDI Venezuela)
- Partnership with CDI Apps for Good, experience in Portugal, Spain, US and UK
Isabela Souza is a young survivor of domestic violence in Brazil, who never had the opportunity to talk about her story. However, through CDI program and the use of technology, she felt empowered to share her experience with her peers.
Along with her team, they decided to prototype an app to help other women who are victims of violence. Their idea was to disclose information about police stations, specialized in cases of violence against women, and also to create a network of support for other victims of domestic abuse.
At CDI, Isabela learned that she can become a change maker by creating solutions that generate impact in her family and community. She also learned about logistic of coding, problem solving, and other soft skills.
Wanderson Skrock thought his options were limited while serving time at a juvenile detention center in Rio de Janeiro. But with the help of technology he found opportunity for himself, and inspiration for his community.
“When I found the courses at CDI, I could see a light at the end of the tunnel, and I felt full of hope and confidence.” Wanderson Skrock