Carlos Slim Launches Free Educational Platform
One of the richest men in the world, Carlos Slim, has created an educational platform accessible to over 147 countries. The Mexican telecommunications mogul launched an online school called Aprender.org through the Carlos Slim Foundation, which has 72 online courses that will benefit students in middle school through Master’s degree.
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“We need to refresh education, make it fun. Technology has allowed people to be communicated and have access to knowledge. We are looking to offer and integrate all of these countries in an educational platform where everyone can train themselves,” says Carlos Slim.
The best part of this is that anyone that has access to the Internet or a smartphone can access the free online educational platform. Aprende is the Spanish word for learn and you can download the app called App-Prende. The website will also have a jobs section where students can search for jobs.