Mexican software company helps students access computers, internet

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Millions of people in the developing world have been left out of the Information Age – a period of time dominated by desktop computers and other forms of high speed technology. But a software company in Mexico City has been working to close that gap.

CCTV’s Franc Contreras reports.

Mexican software company helps students access computers, internet

Mexican software company helps students access computers, internet

A software company in Mexico City has been working to offer access to the digital world for students of all ages in lower-income communities. CCTV's Franc Contreras reports.

There is now a computer program to assist Mexican students of all ages in lower-income communities to study English grammar and vocabulary.

Closing the digital divide means more than just giving lower-income Mexicans access to computers and the internet. They also require high-quality software to enhance their learning experience.

The software that came in handy is the creation of a Mexican company called Enova.

For nearly a decade, Enova has been collaborating with various organizations in and outside the government. Now in more than 150 different low-income learning centers, the company’s software also helps people seeking skills in math and job training, including how to become an entrepreneur.

By focusing on software for Mexicans in poor urban communities, Enova’s founders say they’ve given thousands of students something this country’s education system has failed to do: full access to the Information Age.