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Technology that accelerates digital equity

Accelerating equitable access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity for those who are systemically excluded so they can participate and thrive in a digital economy.

Progress at a glance in 2023

Partnerships and programs for the future

Digital Equity Accelerator

Around the world, socioeconomic divides are widening as societies become more digital. Established in 2022, the Digital Equity Accelerator provides selected organisations $100,000 capacity-building grants, HP technology ($100,000 value), and a six-month, virtual program including training, mentorship and technical consultations, designed to help strengthen capacity and scale digital equity impact.

Where we’re at:

  • In 2023, a cohort of 10 nonprofit organisations were selected from Malaysia, South Africa, and Mexico.
  • The Accelerator's efforts have helped organisations reach an additional 8.1 million people by providing access to technology and digital skills.
  • In 2024, the Digital Equity Accelerator is focused on supporting nonprofits from Brazil, Canada, and Poland.

NABU

Nonprofit NABU works to improve childhood literacy and confidence in marginalised groups by publishing books in children’s native languages.

Where we’re at:

  • Trained 111 authors
  • Produced 288 book adaptations
  • Launched more than 2000 classrooms in India
  • More than 500K students benefited
  • Two HP NABU Creative Labs launched in Kigali and Miami

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Girl Rising

Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling to change the way the world values girls and their education.

Where we’re at:

  • Since 2019, our partnership with Girl Rising has equipped 20.8 million students and teachers in India, Nigeria, and the United States with a new, inclusive curriculum and innovative technology solutions.
  • In 2023, we reached more than 6.3 million people, including almost 5.8 million through Girl Rising’s partnership in India with NGO Slam Out Loud, which uses the arts to build skills such as communication, critical thinking, and empathy among children from disadvantaged communities.
  • We also support Future Rising, Girl Rising’s interactive storytelling hub and social action campaign for addressing the interconnected issues of educating girls and addressing climate change. In 2023, we supported the young cohort of 10 Future Rising Fellows

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HP LIFE

HP LIFE enables people to improve their skills by providing access to free, accessible IT and business skills training courses in eight languages. It is also an adaptable educational resource used on the ground by trainers, educators, and mentors.

Where we’re at:

  • 30 free courses in eight languages
  • 1.2m enrolled since 2016
  • 200+ countries and territories all over the world

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1 Million Teachers

1M Teachers is building a critical mass of highly trained and enterprising education changemakers who will lead grassroots improvements within their communities.

Where were at:
  • HP is collaborating with 1 Million Teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver the Black Belt Program, designed to empower teachers to support students and advance their right to quality education by providing skills, resources, and mentors.
  • The training includes personal and professional development, gender responsiveness, and special education. -During 2023, the initiative enrolled more than 12,800 teachers.

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Continued investments

Education

Our education programs and digital learning initiatives aim to open up access and opportunity for people across the world.

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Impact stories

Economic opportunities

We use our investments and the purchase of HP technology and products to widen economic opportunity and help the young and disadvantaged grow their skillsets.

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Impact stories