We promote the personal, professional and economic development of our communities. We do this by focusing on three areas:
- Digital ownership
- Promote digital appropriation in communities for the implementation and use of ICT.
- Online protection
We have a vast trajectory developing actions for the protection of children's rights and promoting strategies based on proactive mediation based on protection, preparation, deference and proactivity in digital environments for online participation and approach to opportunities
Our programs also provide tools for employment in the digital economy, aimed at key demographic sectors, such as women, children and teachers.
Being online is an essential part in children’s and adolescents´ development, as it is key for accessing and potentiating their education as well as exercising their rights in society. We support the understanding of these benefits providing trainings and education on the responsible and productive use of the internet, promoting the formation of responsible digital citizens.
Only about 40% of Bolivian households have internet access, preventing many Bolivian students, teachers and families from acquiring the digital skills to participate in modern society.
In 2021 we launched EducaTigo, the country’s first TV channel with full-time educational content. EducaTigo airs curated content focused on digital skills building, responsible internet use, cybersecurity and other digital education topics. The channel airs 24 hours a day on the Tigo Home cable network.
We work to close the digital gender gap through the training of women on the use of connectivity for their personal development, access to education, and using digital tools for entrepreneurship. Launched in 2017, our Conectadas program provides digital literacy and entrepreneurship training to women and adolescent girls in Latin America, creating a springboard for social and economic opportunity.
To date, more than 745,639 women and girls have been trained through Conectadas.
In April 2022 we launched the Conectadas digital platform with 4 courses:
- Social Media
- Social Media for my Business
- Personal Finance
- Finance for my Business
Our operations promote the platform locally through various implementing partners, since its launch in April, we have 18,695 subscribers on the platform to date.
In addition to the content of the platform, we bring digital education to women through workshops, meetings, and webinars on financial inclusion, and entrepreneurship, among others.
In Paraguay and El Salvador, a special edition of this program is developed with women owners or managers of businesses that are part of the Tigo value chain.
In June 2022 we launched the Maestr@s Conectad@s digital platform with 20 free courses that provide educators with tools to transform and innovate education.
In October 2022 we presented the Regional Congress Maestr@s Conectad@s that featured:
- 46,858 registered
- 16 international speakers
- 26,725 certified participants, from 23 countries
Connectivity and Fútbol Come Together with Real Madrid Partnership
Fútbol is life for many Latin American children and, in Millicom, we seized the opportunity to partner with Fundación real Madrid and leverage children’s love of fútbol to promote online safety and digital literacy.
In September 2021, Millicom and Fundación Real Madrid joined forces to support 69 social sports projects in our nine Latin American markets and the United States.
Through these joint programs, more than 11,200 boys, girls, and family members served by the Fundación Kids will be trained on the responsible and productive use of the internet over the 5-year duration of the partnership. They will learn how to use digital tools and prevent cyberbullying, and gain access to activities designed to empower women and young people to succeed in the digital economy.
In 2022 we have reached over 6,000 children and adolescents with our flagship programs, since the implementation of this alliance in our 9 operations.
In Nicaragua, Bolivia, and Paraguay we promote training spaces linked to programming and robotics that has benefited more than 2,000 children and adolescents this year, providing them with tools to create, learn and innovate through the internet.
In Paraguay, we also have a Tigo Telecentre, where the students of the social sports schools have free access to infrastructure and internet. Tigo Telecentres are containers adapted to the shape of a classroom and are installed mainly in public schools and colleges in Paraguay.