Digital divide data

Digital Divide Data DDD - an American social company based in New York The company delivers high-quality digital content, data and research to customers around the world among the most famous - Stanford University, Harvard Business School, Reader's Digest, Daily News and Ancestrycom An innovative social model developed by and the introduction of Digital Divide Data in 2001, impact sourcing or socially responsible outsourcing [1], allows talented young people from poor families to gain access to high-paying jobs. dozens of companies around the world host [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
In 2003, DDD received a market development award from the World Bank, and in 2005 the company was described as a bestseller Thomas Friedman's “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of The Twenty-first Century,” DDD received the Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Skoll Foundation in 2008 [8] [9]
Contents
1 History
2 Social Model
3 Notes
4 Links
History
In early 2001, the current co-founder and CEO of DDD Jeremy Hockenstein went to Cambodia and was struck by the prevailing poverty in the country. In the presence of pain The number of computer schools and colleges in Cambodia was virtually non-existent for students who graduated. Hockenstein gathered a group of friends who saw an opportunity for business development and the application of the Indian model of outsourcing in Southeast Asia, which could provide jobs and contribute to the development of the region. the group returned to Cambodia and founded a small office of Digital Divide Data in Phnom Penh. The first client of the company was the newspaper of the sports team Harvard Crimson, in 2002 Digital Divide Data became the clients Tufts University and Cambodian mobile operator Mobitel
In 2004, the company opened offices in Vientiane Laos and Battambang, in 2011 in Nairobi Kenya. In 2006, Digital Divide Data signed a contract for digitizing the Yale University library, in 2007 the company opens an office in New York and receives a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation In 2009, the Rockefeller Foundation finances a study on the profitability of entering the African market, and Cisco Systems provides equipment for expanding the network
In 2010, Digital Divide Data receives technical support support from Microsoft and Google, as well as becoming a partner of the Scottish company Brightsolid to digitize the British Library newspaper archive. In 2012, the company has more than 1,000 employees, in 2014 DDD opens its first American center, providing jobs for military wives and veterans. Digital Divide Data currently manages several regional offices and headquarters in New York with more than 1,200 employees. In 2012, the Battambang office merged with the Phnom Penh office. The company is one of the largest technology employers in Cambodia and Laos [10] [11] [12]
Social Model
The innovative work and study program, which is the core of the DDD social enterprise, allows young people from poor families to gain work experience and access to higher education DDD recruits secondary school graduates, including youth with disabilities, to participate in the program. Participants work for about 36 hours a week, providing digital content services to company customers. After a one-year trial period, they are entitled to a scholarship a program that will allow them to get a university education After entering a university, program participants continue to work on a schedule that is convenient for them. Since 2001, the DDD program has allowed 2 thousand young people to get an education and more than 1.5 thousand people have been employed. DDD graduates earn four times as much than average annual income in Cambodia and Laos [13]
Notes
↑ Exploring the Value Proposition for Impact Sourcing English Accenture Retrieved May 22, 2015
↑ Digital Divide Data English unreachable link Fast Company & amp; Inc Validated May 22, 2015 Archived May 22, 2015
↑ CSR Partner: Digital Divide Data English Cisco Systems Validated May 22, 2015
↑ Digital Divide Data English CEI Validated May 22, 2015
↑ Digital Divide Data provides job training The Phnom Penh Post Verified May 22, 2015
↑ Digital Divide Data: Helping Build Human Capital From Disadvantaged Societies Global Voices Online Verified May 22, 2015 ↑ Digital Divide Data Skoll Foundation Verified May 22, 2015
↑ DDD Awards & amp; Recognition English DDD Checked May 22, 2015
↑ Better futures for poor youth through education and employment English The World Bank Checked May 22, 2015 unreachable link
↑ Our Story English DDD Checked May 22, 2015
↑ What We Are Learning From Employing American Military Spouses The Huffington Post Verified May 22, 2015
↑ Investing In Africa's People The Huffington Post Verified May 22, 2015 ↑ DDD's Social Impact English DDD Verified May 22, 2015
Links
Official website
Facebook page


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