Alliance Between Fundación Carlos Slim and Khan Academy.
January 14, 2013. Mexico, City.
In a press conference, Salman Khan and Carlos Slim announced the signing of a Collaboration Agreement so that students, teachers, parents, researchers and those that require work skills, may have access to education and training courses.
Fundación Carlos Slim will support Khan Academy in its development and will also contribute all the necessary resources for the activities this Alliance carries out in Mexico.
Khan Academy is a nonprofit organization whose objective is to provide free and world class education to anyone and everyone all over the world. To date it has more than 3,800 videos on line and has taught 227 million courses to more than 6 million students.
Thanks to this alliance, 500 of these courses are already available in Spanish in some of the most relevant areas, namely: Mathematics, Science, Finance and Economics and Humanities. The translated material has been selected with the following criteria: videos that have received more visits in the Khan Academy website, their education relevance and those that have consecutive and complete lessons.
In accordance with the Fundación Carlos Slim work program, as of the month of April 2013, there will be more than 1,000 Khan Academy videos translated into Spanish.
Fundación Carlos Slim, supporting the objectives of the United Nations Telecommunications International Union Broad Band Commission, and related to its 2015 education program, is working on:
In addition to this alliance, we shall invest more than $4 billion pesos in the next three years in our various programs that promote the development of human capital in Mexico.