How do we prepare 100 million futures for a world of opportunity?
Education is a cornerstone of sustainable development – it empowers and uplifts individuals, nations, and society. However, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted students’ education and learning worldwide. Globally, millions of people have been left behind, with an estimated 1.6 billion students being impacted by the pandemic and 24 million children potentially never returning to school. Educational inequality was a global challenge well before COVID, but the pandemic has further widened the learning gap.
Deloitte is committed to expanding opportunities for 100 million people by 2030 by developing job skills, improving educational outcomes, and providing opportunities for individuals from underrepresented and marginalized groups around the world to realize success. In line with this ambition, Deloitte is proud to support the Lead2030 Challenge for SDG4 to accelerate innovative youth-led solutions that create inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.
About LiteHaus International
A quality education can only be a digital education in today's world. Students need to be equipped with the tools to learn, dream and achieve in the digital age. However, more than a million students go without their own digital device, while almost 500,000 tonnes of e-waste go to landfill every year in Australia alone. LiteHaus International is changing this.
LiteHaus International is an Australian-based non-government organisation which works towards bridging the digital divide and digitising dreams across four countries. In Papua New Guinea, LiteHaus International's Digital Infrastructure Program will have, by year's end, established the first 55 functional primary school computer labs in the country's history, providing digital learning opportunities to around 40,000 students, teachers and members of the community, 98% of whom had never seen a computer before. In Australia, their Digital Inclusion Program has provided 850 high school students across rural, regional and remote communities with their own personal digital device.
By 2030, LiteHaus International aims to provide digital learning tools and opportunities to millions of students across the Asia-Pacific region to ensure everyone can enjoy a quality education.
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