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Cyber-volunteers take on the 5G challenge in Andalusia

April 8, 2021
Cyber-volunteers take on the 5G challenge in Andalusia

The Cyber-volunteers Foundation is a pioneering NGO and a benchmark in technological volunteering. Its aim is to end the digital divide in Andalusia and has therefore launched the programme #5Gmeans, in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America in Spain, according to information from the newspaper La Razón. The initiative, launched in Almeria, aims to educate young people between 14 and 18 years old about the challenges and opportunities that 5G networks offer us at full speed and at the same time to make them aware of their rights and duties in this area, as well as to warn them about good practices, security and privacy.

The project will develop activities in groups of a maximum of 20 students, giving workshops lasting 50 minutes. The institution’s project coordinator, María González, explains that the aim is to “promote knowledge by showing the most positive and also the negative side of 5G technology”. González considers that, for the most part, the implementation of 5G has many benefits such as speed and stability. In addition, he adds that the connection will be much faster and more fluid, also improving home automation and urban mobility.

With a strong international character and a network of 1705 Cyber-volunteers throughout the country, this NGO will be 20 years old in 2021, since a group of social entrepreneurs decided to promote the use and knowledge of technology as a tool to eradicate social gaps.

The Cyber-volunteers Foundation develops numerous activities with a thousand entities and prestigious magazines like Financial Times or Forbes have included it in the lists ‘Europe’s 100 digital champions’ and ‘The other 100 largest fortunes in Spain’.