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EMEA Education Fund


Through the Global Impact Grant (GIG) Program, Cisco helps emerging non-profit organizations apply digital technology solutions to have the broadest impact in some of the most economically underserved parts of the world. This is a set of strategic partners which Cisco and Cisco Foundation support with cash grants, donations of technology, and capacity building consultations. When you contribute to this fund, you are investing in solutions that have significant positive impact on students in the region. Included in this fund are four current nonprofit partners that focus on K-8 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs with reach in the EMEA region that demonstrate the following: • Evidence based student learning • Reaching students inclusively • Positive changes in student behaviors • Persistence in STEM pathway towards a STEM career Note on Tax Deductibility: This fund includes U.S.- based organizations. U.S. employees who make a credit card donation will receive a receipt for tax deductibility for the portion of the donation contributed to these organizations. Employees outside the U.S. will not be able to receive a receipt for tax deductibility for credit card donations to organizations in this fund.

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We provide subsidized nutritious meals to primary school children to improve nutrition education outcomes.


1. Developing educational software in maths, reading and English, in multiple languages for children.2. Using independent evidence-based research and evaluation to develop interventions that work.3. Setting up centres of excellence, to demonstrate best practice.4. Working with partner organisations to scale up proven solutions, using appropriate hardware.

Opportunity International, Inc.

Opportunity International is working toward a world in which all people have the opportunity to achieve a life free from poverty, with dignity and purpose. By providing financial solutions and training, we empower people living in poverty to transform their lives, their children's futures and their communities.

ReDI School of Digital Integration gGmbH

Using technology to break down barriers and connect the leaders of tomorrow. The ReDI School, founded in 2016, is school for asylum seekers and refugees to to learn IT skills in collaboration with IT professionals and leading technology companies. We teach 3-month courses like basic web development, app development, and Internet of Things, which are very relevant for the future job market. We encourage our students to also participate in other programs, like, workshops, corporate training, giving presentations to build their soft skills and we also actively place them in jobs and internships. Our strong network of tech leaders, mentors and alumni to contributes to this immensely and creates new opportunities for all. Over 1.2 million refugees came to Germany since 2015 and experts estimate integration of these newcomers into the job market will be challenging. At the same time, there are 55,000 vacancies for IT specialists in the German job market according to bitkom, an IT industry association, with a clear trend of increasing in the future. The idea behind ReDI school was co-created with refugees and the Berlin Tech Community. Our main differentiator vis-a-vis other integration initiatives in Germany is that we lay great value in co-creating along with refugees.

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