Chile : Committee for the Democratization of Information Technology
DonaTec is the donation programme operated by CDI Chile. The Committee for the Democratization of Information Technology (CDI) was founded in Brazil in 1995 by Rodrigo Baggio. It is now present in 8 South American countries, with the mission to promote the social inclusion of low-income communities by using Information and Communication Technologies as tools for building and exercising Citizen’s Rights. CDI launched the TechSoup program in November 2007.
Under the CDI model, CDI Chile has established 40 Schools of Information and Citizenship throughout Chile, including on Easter Island. These schools seek to inculcate principles of self-management, and self-sustainability, using Information Technology as a tool to promote responsible citizenship in areas of environment, health, non-violence, and other important issues. With this great track record, CDI Chile has joined the TechSoup Global Network, and will launch it’s software donation program in November of 2007.
CDI has received numerous awards, including recognition from the Schwab Foundation as an Outstanding Social Entrepreneur, and rated as one of the world’s six highly rated projects in digital inclusion by the World Economic Forum
For information regarding the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program in Chile, please click here.