This week, Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility will follow Deborah Huyler and Andrew Torres, two Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team students, as they set up wireless access points, provide network troubleshooting, and soak in the sights and sounds of NBA All-Star 2015. They’ll be sharing their stories from Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center, and other event venues through journal entries, photo slideshows, and videos! Read Deborah’s first blog post below;
by Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
At first glance, the numbers seem staggering. Global mobile phone penetration is 96 percent. In sub-Saharan Africa, where 47 percent of the population lives on less than $1.25 a day, mobile data use is expected to grow twentyfold by the end of 2019, according to a June 2014 mobility study by Ericsson.
In America, traditional schooling has frequently drawn inspiration from the trusty “three Rs”: writing, reading and arithmetic.
But as the technology sector continues to boom, educators have realized that this trifecta is no longer the end-all, be-all recipe for their students’ success. For today’s K-12 students, technology is a fact of life that affects everything from the way they digest information to the way they socialize.
At Cisco India, we focus on addressing social issues where we believe we can have significant and lasting impact by applying our unique expertise to those issues.
For example, after floods devastated rural communities in Northern Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in October 2009, Cisco committed US$10 million in cash, services, solutions and equipment to support rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the Raichur district of Karnataka.
On January 26, 2015, Cisco held its second-annual Academy Day at the Cisco Live! conference in Milan, Italy. The event is sponsored by the Cisco Networking Academy program, which trains 1 million people worldwide each year in computer networking technology.
This post was written by guest blogger Emma Reid, marketing manager for Cisco’s Social Innovation Group, Asia-Pacific region
Countries across the Asia Pacific region are facing a broad range of social challenges. Unemployment, widening gaps between rich and poor, urbanisation, insufficient access to quality healthcare and education, to name a few.