Toronto, ON Canada – April 21, 2020: hEr VOLUTION has formed a strategic partnership with Alexio Corporation. The goal is to raise funds in support of young women at risk with access to technology and STEM-based education. Learning is transitioning online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but many families have no access to the internet, or computers at home, and many young women will not be able to obtain the education they deserve. This will most likely affect young women from low-income families long after isolation, as times are unpredictable, and so is the future of education for many.
hEr VOLUTION, an organization that focuses on providing access to STEM education for young women from low-income households, is currently finding it challenging when it comes to helping the most vulnerable transition to online learning. According to Statistics Canada, 28% of Canadians do not have internet at home, because they cannot afford it.
“We have seen numerous young women deal with this challenge first-hand in our programs. We know now that learning is not accessible to everyone and, for that reason, we are very excited to partner with Alexio Corporation and raise funds for this cause. It will mean more access to technology, internet at home and STEM education – which is now more important than ever for girls from low-income households.” says Doina Oncel, Founder and CEO of hEr VOLUTION.
hEr VOLUTION has been supported by Alexio Corporation in the past, having benefitted from sponsorship support for the 2017 and 2018 Women in STEM conferences. For the current campaign, Alexio Corporation will donate $25 from each sale of their new Defender Easy Start for Small Business package. (See here)
‘I was shocked to hear the staggering number of families without computers or the internet. Today so much of what we do is dependent on connectivity. The COVID-19 crisis has been devastating for families, businesses, and organizations worldwide. Alexio recognizes everyone’s struggles and especially doesn’t want important charities to be at risk of folding because of a lack of funding. Underserved communities are hurt the most, many without access to technology all. This means limited access to learning. We have to change this.” Says Anne Genge, CEO of Alexio Corporation
hEr VOLUTION is looking forward to making further impacts within the tech sector, specifically in promoting STEM-related activities and career options for young women and girls from underserved communities from Ontario.
About hEr VOLUTION
hEr VOLUTION is a not for profit organization providing innovative education and employment services to girls and young women in STEM. Our mission is to advance education by providing workshops and instructional seminars on topics relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for low income and marginalized youth, with a focus on girls and young women.
For more information, visit https://www.hervolution.org
About Alexio Corporation
Alexio Corporation is a global award-winning Cybersecurity firm based in Markham, ON. Canada. Alexio specializes in cybersecurity protection using automation, machine learning, and AI to continuously protect computer systems. The automation reduces manual labour and dramatically increases security protections while maintaining a very affordable price point for any sized business.
For more information visit https://getalexio.com/about-us/
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