Alcatel-Lucent Foundation: ConnectEd Impact - Infographic

Sep 10, 2014 10:10 AM ET
ConnectEd 2011 - 2014 Impact

Since ConnectEd began in April 2011 the program has reached 21,944 youth. Over that time, 3,511 volunteer placements have been filled by Alcatel-Lucent employees.

The aim of ConnectEd is to help the most disadvantaged youth in Australia, Brazil, China, India and Indonesia to achieve better learning outcomes, have skills that will make them better prepared for the world of work, and to be more active in their communities. ConnectEd, funded by the Alcatel-Lucent foundation, uses a range of interventions to reach these goals, from scholarships, coaching, life skills and personal development courses, to nonformal education programs for out-of-school youth, job skills training, work placement, and ‘youth civic voice’ actions. Information Communication Technology (ICT) is also emphasized to enhance learning. ConnectEd recognizes the importance of possessing basic ICT skills for fostering inclusion, giving disadvantaged youth a better chance to cross the opportunities gap and to access more and better employment options.

This infographic describes the impact of the program for students over the past three years.

More about ConnectEd:
The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation has partnered with World Education Inc. to implement ConnectEd, the global signature program of the Foundation. ConnectEd is designed to address factors limiting the work and life options of disadvantaged youth, with an emphasis on girls and women. The program has better prepared 21,944* young people from marginalized communities for the world of work in Australia, Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia. ConnectEd began in April 2011 and will continue in Indonesia through March 2015.