Social Program for Digital Equality

Details of the organization
PJSC Rostelecom
Russian Federation
Business sector entities

Information about the project
Social Program for Digital Equality
In 2015 in order to enhance the Company involvement in meeting paramount social challenges the society is facing, all the most important social projects undertaken by the Company within the scope of its development strategy were united under the umbrella of the federal scale integrated program for digital equality, elaborated with assistance of market experts. The program united Rostelecom key projects that successfully passed trials in some Russian regions, in order to be further deployed stage by stage. These projects are: The Internet Alphabet, IT-ROST, ROST, Distant Learning for Children with Disabilities, Computers for Orphanages, Learn Internet and Manage It, a collaboration project in association with Impact Hub Moscow. The Program for Digital Equality became a logical successor of the Federal Program for Eliminating Digital Inequality. Since 2014 Rostelecom had been the operator of the latter program, and managed to enable creation of a chain of successive social impacts, from quick wins, like teaching Internet skills, to global results, like changing life quality of all groups of the Program beneficiaries in all regions of the Program implementation, including socially vulnerable groups. Essentially, the Program for Digital Equality is Rostelecom’ consistent contribution in the implementation of social changes for the public good.
National implementation: Russian Federation
Ongoing from 12/01/2015 to perpetual
GROWTH-Development Autonomous Not-for-Profit Organization, Russian Pension Fund, RATEK, ROCIT, National Internet Domain Coordination Center, AIESEC Youth Volunteer Organization, Impact Hub Moscow.

WSIS information
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  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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