New technologies ensure equal opportunities - Kersti Kaljulaid

New technologies ensure equal opportunities - Kersti Kaljulaid
14 September 2018

The introduction of new technologies is extremely important because they ensure equal opportunities for people of various backgrounds, income or education, Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid has said.

“I think that technology make sure everyone is equal: young mothers can work overnight, young people can study accounting, for example. People without education can be very successful on YouTube. Technologies help not only those who have education or a masters or a Ph.D., but also those who are neglected in modern society,” she said at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Kaljulaid pointed out that by using the latest technologies, even poor countries can improve their education systems.

“I think that new technologies will make the situation easier for countries that have problems with inequality in their school system. This is when you have good and bad schools, and not everyone has access to good schools… Technology allows you to teach regardless of where children live or how much their parents earn. Everyone has the right to quality education,” the Estonian president concluded.

The official Twitter handle of the 15th YES Annual Meeting is @yes_ukraine, and participants and followers can include the hash tag: #YESUkraine2018

Partners of 15th YES Annual Meeting:
Arawak Energy, Hillmont Partners, lifecell, International Renaissance Foundation, Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF).

Media partners of 15th YES Annual Meeting:
Dzerkalo Tyzhnya (DT.UA), European Pravda, ICTV, Liga.net, Novoye Vremya Strany (NV), PRYAMIY Channel, Radio NV, The Kyiv Post.

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