Ninety percent of Latin America is covered by mobile broadband yet only half that population is connected and online; the other half are restricted by a lack of locally-relevant content, digital skills, and cost. Furthermore, 46% of 15-year-olds in Latin America do not meet minimum standards of literacy and text comprehension. By partnering with publishers, Vi-Da Tec is bringing critical Spanish-language digital content into schools at a fraction of the cost of new content or physical books. Their learning tools will help teachers access high quality instructional resources, assess current literacy levels, and personalize interventions to individual learner needs.
Technology applied to content may be a powerful tool to develop critical thinking, communication and creativity but the real achievement is to reach the highest number of people.