Socially vulnerable youth in Brazil to receive cell phone chips with free internet

The Connect program, created by Espro and Vivo, will cost about half a million reais (around US$90,000) in the first year. It will be partly financed by Espro and partly by discounts given by Vivo Empresas to acquire the chips.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The philanthropic institution Espro (Professionalizing Social Teaching) will distribute, in partnership with Vivo, cellular chips entitled to 20 GB of free internet to 15,000 young people served by the institution.

Most of these young people are today in a situation of social vulnerability, and with the program, they will gain connectivity, not only for learning but also for leisure.

The idea is that young people can watch TV series or access social networks. The Espro Young Covid-19 research, the most extensive survey in the country about the influence of the pandemic among young people . . .

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