In 2008, Microsoft made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) to train 10 million teachers worldwide by 2013 through Partners in Learning. The commitment has expanded to include three additional programs: Accelerating 21st Century Education, Global Give Back Circle, and Building Back Better.
Building Back Better in Haiti
Building Back Better - a partnership with Microsoft, Inveneo, HP, WorldVision, and others - was created to help Haiti rebuild its education infrastructure. This program is focused on:
Delivering rural broadband communications via local ISPs and entrepreneurs.
Providing technology and capacity-building support for 40 rural “lighthouse” schools.
Impacting 24,000 students who will gain access to improved education through technology.
These schools will help lthe Ministry of Education (MENFP) and IDB deliver on a multi-billion dollar promise to “build back better” 2,400+ schools in the next few years.