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Intel launches program to increase digital education among women in developing countries

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Intel has announced a new program called ‘She Will Connect’ that aims to increase digital literacy among women in Africa. Their goal is to reach out to 5 million women in Africa and decrease the gender gap by 50%.

The program plans to tackle the gender gap through an online gaming platform that leverages smartphones and tablets to create an interactive and social experience. They also plan on establishing strong peer networks in collaboration with World Pulse – “the leading network using the power of digital media to connect women worldwide and bring them a global voice”.

Intel has invested over $1 billion to improve digital education in over 6o countries. For more detail on the program, check out Intel’s official announcement.

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