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Technology that 
accelerates digital equity

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

Bridging thedigital divide

In 2022, the Aspen Institute collaborated with HP to create the Digital Equity Accelerator—an initiative that supports nonprofits working to meet the needs of underserved communities affected by the digital divide. In its first year, seven nongovernmental organizations throughout India, Morocco, and the United States were selected for the four-month program.

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Bridging thedigital divide

In 2022, the Aspen Institute collaborated with HP to create the Digital Equity Accelerator—an initiative that supports nonprofits working to meet the needs of underserved communities affected by the digital divide. In its first year, seven nongovernmental organizations throughout India, Morocco, and the United States were selected for the four-month program.

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Progress at a glance in 2022

Partnerships and programs for the future

Digital Equity Accelerator

In collaboration with Aspen Digital, the Digital Equity Accelerator aims to reach millions of people by 2030.

Where we’re at:

  • The program’s 2022 cohort includes two Moroccan organizations that are helping to drive progress for women–Douar Tech and eStem Morocco.
  • In its first year, seven NGOs in India, Morocco, and the United States were selected for the 4-month program, including eSTEM Morocco.

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Digital Equity for Ukraine

Recognizing the serious digital equity impact on people forced away from their homes, during 2022 and 2023 we donated more than 76,000 laptops, worth over $30 million, in collaboration with the Global Business Coalition for Education.

Where we’re at:

  • The HP Foundation made grants totaling $3.3 million to local NGOs supporting refugees and relief efforts as well as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and UNICEF.
  • The HP Foundation and HP employees provided more than $500,000 to support the UNHCR, UNICEF, and 20 other NGOs providing Ukrainian relief.

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NABU

NABU is solving the global literacy crisis so that every child can read and rise to their full potential. NABU creates culturally responsive, mother-tongue stories more efficiently and at a scale never achieved before.

Where we’re at:

  • 4.6 million children served
  • 2500 brand ambassadors trained 
  • 60 local artists and illustrators trained 
  • 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 over 14.4 million students and teachers in India, Nigeria, and the United States with a new, inclusive curriculum and innovative technology solutions.
  • Girl Rising’s partnership with Slam Out Loud focuses on using the arts to build skills such as communication, critical thinking, and empathy among children from disadvantaged communities.

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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 improvement within their communities.

Where we’re at:

  • In partnership with 1M Teachers, we’ve reached 1.3 million accelerations
  • HP is collaborating with 1MT to deliver the Blackbelt and Mentor A Teacher (MAT) programs in Nigeria and Kenya.
  • Programs aim to provide professional development to educators upgrading their skill set to deliver quality education to the students they serve.

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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:

  • 1.9 million+ online courses taken in eight languages
  • Enrolled 731,000 since 2016
  • 200+ countries and territories all over the world

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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