Montreal, Canada, June 3, 2019 – AIESEC and the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to the development, evolution, and use of the Internet, have teamed up to provide training and educational programs to further the digital skills of young people in Bolivia, Kenya, Namibia, and Nepal.

The Internet Society has provided a grant to AIESEC that will enable 500 youth to be trained on Internet-related skills through AIESEC’s Global Volunteer program. These skills will not only help them in using the Internet safely but will give them the tools that can help with future job prospects.

AIESEC’s Global Volunteer program is in line with the organization’s commitment to mobilize young people and like-minded organizations to contribute and achieve the 2030 Agenda through its SDG strategy, Youth4GlobalGoals. By 2030, AIESEC aims to engage 1.8 Billion young people through this initiative.

“AIESEC is excited to be working with Internet Society in investing more towards the potential of young people and improving their employability skills through our exchange programs. This partnership is unique as the grant will enable the creation of a project that specifically contributes towards one of the targets under SDG 4: Quality Education. This partnership is proof that young people are an integral part of the equation to achieve the SDGs.” affirms Joaquim Sanvictores, AIESEC’s Youth4GlobalGoals Director.

“An open, globally connected and secure Internet is key to advancing educational opportunities everywhere. We look forward to partnering with AIESEC to train young people on using this incredible resource to further their knowledge and skills,” says Joyce Dogniez, Vice-President, Community Engagement and Development, Internet Society.

For more information about Internet Society’s and AIESEC’s work, visit aiesec.org.

About AIESEC:
AIESEC is a global organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. With offices in more than 120 countries and territories, AIESEC is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Around the world, AIESEC partners with more than 2,600 universities and 8,000+ organizations to facilitate professional and personal development experiences for young people across the globe. For more information visit:www.aiesec.org

About Internet Society:
Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society is a global non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). www.internetsociety.org.

For more information, please contact:
Agnieszka Okroj, AIESEC, agao@ai.aiesec.org
Allesandra de Santillana, desantillana@isoc.org

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