Education empowers people to develop knowledge and skills that nurture new ideas and technologies. Education therefore is a catalyst for broader change, and critically important for driving progress towards sustainable development.
The United Nations reports that, despite the considerable progress on education access and participation over the past years, more than 50% of children and adolescents are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics.
Access to new technologies should provide the education sector with the means to innovate education systems and expand the access to better quality education for all. What matters even more is how innovative technology is used in the classroom by teachers to facilitate and encourage student learning beyond simple knowledge acquisition, and nurture a culture that values learning.