by Michael_Thacker =>
There are more than seven billion of us, spread across every continent. We live in cities, towns, villages, hamlets and in the far-flung dots on the map. We all need the same things– access to safe water and food, educational opportunities, secure housing, etc. – and governments, nonprofit organizations and businesses have been trying for years to most effectively reach people with programs to fill the gaps.
For instance, there are more than 75 million unemployed youth around the world that desperately want, but don’t yet have access to, educational resources that will help them establish or support their business ideas. Entrepreneurship has been sparked in recent years by organizations such as Kiva and KickStarter, both of which encourage people around the globe to become their own bosses, shape their own careers and find their own path toward a better life. Programs like these help inspire change and provide financial support for people, but before budding entrepreneurs can get to that stage, they need to start at square one. Entrepreneurs from all walks of life are trying to grow a business many on limited resources and they might not have the time or access to resources to maximize the opportunities presented to them and bring their ideas to fruition. That is where programs like HP LIFE have come in.
HP LIFE has successfully reached more than 1.2 million entrepreneurs since launching in 2007, providing them with access to IT training and online activities that educate them on basic business and IT skills. The program has resulted in more than 43,000 new jobs created or maintained and nearly 20,000 businesses through its 340 training centers in 49 countries.
On November 1st, we launched HP LIFE e-Learning, which takes HP LIFE, to the cloud.
To create and implement HP LIFE e-Learning, HP has joined forces with global nonprofit organization Education Development Center (EDC), which addresses some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health and economic development and manages more than 250 projects in 23 countries.
HP LIFE e-Learning is a groundbreaking initiative that is:
HP LIFE e-Learning is waiting for you. Sign up today.
KEYWORDS: Hewlett Packard, entrepreneurship, Small businesses, HP, csr, Corporate Social Responsibility, nonprofit organizations, kiva, Kickstarter, life e-learning