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The Alberto Hurtado Commercial Institute is located in the Commune of Pedro Aguirre Cerda in Chile’s Santiago Province. Created in 1968, the high school provides quality education that helps socially vulnerable young people develop social entrepreneurship and citizenship skills.

In April 2018, the Sustainability and IT teams at SGS Chile donated computer equipment – including servers, routers and hard drives– to the institute’s third and fourth graders. The initiative was led by Guillermo San Martín, Coordinator of IT Infrastructure and Telecommunications, who noted, “The current challenges in communications and infrastructure require professionals to be up to date with the latest technologies. We all want to play a key part in supporting the next generation.”

Accepting the donation, Gustavo Rivera, the school’s Professor of Technical Telecommunications, commented, “It is important that the students can work with real equipment. The donations will be very useful for helping the kids learn about server administration and network configuration.”