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Women, education and progress

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By Suzanne Fallender
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For women living in developing countries, the Internet can be a gateway to a number of tangible benefits such as job opportunities and education, and less tangible benefits, such as confidence and self-esteem

In recent years women have taken their skills and knowledge to new levels of achievement. And Argentina is no exception. In a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit of The Economist was determined that Argentine women are ranked first in the region in school life expectancy, ie, they have lower levels of attrition.

This fact we only influences us as a community but the country does also benefit from this productive force. Education remains one of the most important tools for a developing society. "Today, 66 million children are out of school worldwide, due to a number of barriers, whether financial and / or cultural one. We know that the potential social and economic benefits of reducing this number are significant . When 10% more girls go to school in a country's GDP can increase by 3% "

Para las mujeres que viven en los países en desarrollo, Internet puede ser una puerta de entrada a una serie de beneficios tangibles, como las oportunidades de trabajo y educación, y beneficios menos tangibles, tales como la confianza y la autoestima. En este contexto, un estudio realizado en Argentina revela que el 63% de las mujeres considera importante contar con una computadora en el hogar para trabajar, mantenerse informada o bien para poder utilizarla en la educación de los niños o de ellas mismas.

And when a woman is focused on advancing a multiplier effect that positively influences those around her.

"At Intel, I work on a set of programs and partnerships to empower girls and women through education and technology. We are also organizing events on employment in the community and participating in a series of conferences to discuss the business situation to invest in girls and women. "

In this increasingly global economy, Intel recognizes that curiosity, critical thinking and a solid foundation in math and science are necessary for tomorrow's workforce to compete for jobs in high-tech 21st century. Only in the last decade, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than one billion, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million hours of volunteer work to improve education in over 60 countries. In collaboration with various NGOs, Government and Business, Intel was present at various events, conferences and congresses of Education and Social Responsibility.

In 2013 more than 2000 teachers with the Intel ® Teach Program were trained through different classroom initiatives in the provinces of Neuquén, Santa Fe, Córdoba, San Luis and Mendoza, Entre Rios, Misiones. And with Intel ® Learning more than 500 young people were trained last year.

But this is just one more contribution. We will have to continue to promote education in all sectors and leverage push women to build a better quality of life and contribute to a better world.

traslation: Belén Zapata