PARIS March 1, 2011 the United States US$6 million
Australia Brazil Cambodia China Egypt France India
A core component of this program will be a special focus on helping youth learn how to use communications technologies to gather information, access job information and develop awareness of the broader world around them. Another important element of this initiative will be the participation of Alcatel-Lucent employees in ConnectEd activities, using their expertise in communications technology to help with implementation and serving as role-models, mentors and advisors to the young people.
Joel H. Lamstein
"ConnectEd will be about using technology to transform the learning, work and life outcomes for disadvantaged youth," said Beatrice Tassot, executive director of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. "At Alcatel-Lucent we believe that possessing basic communications technology skills are essential to fostering inclusion and giving disadvantaged youth a better chance to leap across the opportunities gap and gain access to more and better employment options."
About the ConnectED program
The Alcatel-Lucent Foundation’s grant will fund literacy courses, equivalency programs and school re-entry classes for youth who have dropped out of school. Within schools, there will be curricula enhancement, scholarships and teacher training. Training covering basic life skills, leadership development and career preparation as well as employment placement programs will benefit both in-school and out-of-school youth. There will also be special programs for educators and mentors working with these young people to help them better understand and take advantage of information and communications technology.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE : ALU)
With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach.
About the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation
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About World Education, Inc.
World Education, Inc Press Contacts Estelle Day [email protected] Alcatel-Lucent Press Contacts Peter Benedict Tel: +33(0)1-40-76-50-84 [email protected] Mary Ward Tel: +1-908-582-7658 [email protected] Alcatel-Lucent Investor Relations Frank Maccary Tel: +33(0)1-40-76-12-11 [email protected] Don Sweeney Tel: +1-908-582-6153 [email protected] Tom Bevilacqua Tel: +1-908-582-7998 [email protected]
SOURCE Alcatel-Lucent Foundation and World Education, Inc.