, EL SALVADOR: Google opens its office in the country and will donate $200,000 to entrepreneurship

EL SALVADOR: Google opens its office in the country and will donate $200,000 to entrepreneurship

During the inauguration of its office in El Salvador, Google announced on Monday that through Google.org, its philanthropic arm, it will donate $200,000 to train Salvadoran entrepreneurs in digital skills and provide them with access to financing. The funds will be delivered to the Pro Mujer organization, detailed Eleonora Rabinovich, leader of government relations and public affairs for Google in Latin America.

“It’s a path that will surely be very fruitful,” commented the executive. In August 2023, Google Cloud disclosed the signing of a long-term agreement with the Government to open an office in El Salvador, aiming to establish a “regional technology center.”

To execute this alliance, the Legislative Assembly approved in September of last year the General Law for the Digital Modernization of the State, which establishes that enabled state entities may hire the services of the “strategic partner” (Google or its subsidiaries), for seven years for an amount no less than $500 million.

This Monday, the company also indicated that within the framework of this agreement, it has trained health personnel on the use of cloud technologies and will support the GOES in the development of platforms that allow interoperability between public institutions.

The agreement with the Government includes three areas of work: digital government, health, and education. In the case of the first pillar, the company revealed that during the last months “the Google Cloud teams have worked hand in hand with the government on its way to developing simple digital ecosystems for import, export, and health registration.”

The next step in this first line of work will be “to support the Salvadoran Government in the development of platforms that allow interoperability between institutions and improve citizen care through digitization,” asserted the technology firm.

Regarding health, Google indicated that they “have trained different government agencies on how to use cloud technologies as part of their operations.” Future plans include the creation of a telemedicine platform “to automate processes and provide greater access to health services in the country.”

In education, the collaboration began long before, in 2020, when Google for Education provided the Ministry of Education (MINED) with Google Workspace for Education accounts for all students in public basic education and trained teachers.

In a new stage, the company proposes the adoption of tools such as Google Workspace for Education Plus, which incorporate artificial intelligence for personalized learning, as well as the introduction of Chromebooks, laptops that run ChromeOS, an operating system manufactured by Google.

At this point, the company detailed that it will provide more than 90,000 of these portable devices to fourth-grade students in the public system.

Source: www.laprensagrafica.com

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