June 4th, 2013
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(CNN) – In the impoverished and crime-ridden Mexico City suburb Ciudad Netzahualcoyotl, a pioneering education center is tutoring students through a mix of computer programs and teaching.

It is one of 70 learning and innovation hubs first established in 2009 which now have around 350,000 users, most of whom have never used a computer before. Mois Cherm, CEO of the company behind the project, ENOVA, who was been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Economic Forum, says that the aim of the centers is to harness technology in educating low-income citizens.

Mexico has the lowest education standards of any major country, a fact often blamed on teaching unions which have a huge power over hiring and regulation.

As well as providing computers, the company, which is for-profit, creates its own programs with a tech hub in Mexico City.

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    India is rolling out the biggest welfare program in history. Billions of dollars worth of grain going to the poorest families every month. If that money was spent on education it would radically revive the minds of the youth and provide them with the ability to help themselves, in a long term sustainable manner. Food will feed you short term – education will empower you long term.

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    Mexico has the lowest education standards of any major country, a fact often blamed on teaching unions which have a huge power over hiring and regulation. Unions are so corrupt!

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