Izertis inaugurates its 4th Digital Classroom in Cape Verde

Izertis inaugurates its 4th Digital Classroom in Cape Verde and gets a street dedicated to the company in Santa Cruz

The technology consultancy firm continues in Cape Verde with its programme to build and train digital classrooms focused on providing opportunities for children at risk of exclusion. The solidarity initiative known as 'Digital Classroom' of Izertis will allow more than 250 children to learn and be trained in information technologies (ICT). The inauguration ceremony was attended by various institutions of the Government of Cape Verde and the CEO of Izertis in Portugal, Ivon Ramalho.

In this case, the programme was carried out at the Escuela Básica de Cancelos in Pedra Badejo (Santa Cruz). With this centre, located in one of the most disadvantaged regions of Cape Verde, there are now three schools that have benefited from this Izertis initiative in this municipality, covering all the basic schools in the city. In addition, the second construction of this initiative took place in the Achada Fazenda region.

Cape Verde and Izertis have maintained this relationship in recent years, which has led to the technology consultancy firm receiving a street named after it in Santa Cruz. Ivon Ramalho explained the satisfaction of being able to be part of this project "is an honour for the company that makes this brotherhood between both entities continue to extend in the future so that these solidarity actions continue to be held".

In addition to collaborating with 20 computers, the technology company has refurbished the space, painted it, installed the furniture, security and electrical sockets or the projector and air conditioning, which have been purchased or carried out by local suppliers.

This solidarity initiative held its first edition in the African country in 2019. Since then, more than 1,500 children have benefited from this project every year.

Edy Tavares, Real Madrid basketball player, came to Cape Verde for the 3rd edition held in Maio, where he commented "I didn't know how to use a computer when I was a kid. If I had had access to computers, it would have been better for me to be able to study and have more options and prepare better for the future.