BluMail striving to support education, development

BluMail, a gateway for global email, education, networking, jobs and entrepreneurship, is providing a platform through the Internet to its clientele to contribute towards the development of their countries. A statement signed by Dr Sarah MacCue, Founder and Board Chair of BluMail, United States, said her outfit would provide free email accounts, educational content focused on conflict resolution, early childhood education, entrepreneurship and the environment. BluMail will also cover areas such as healthy lifestyles, human rights, religious understanding, women's empowerment and youth leadership. The statement said the facility would make available "National Geographic Photo of the Day, Top World Websites, Read/Share a Story Networking Platform for Intercultural Understanding, Write about Your Life, What Do YOU Think? Survey Platform, One Stop Portal for Entrepreneurship, Buy/Sell Product, Mentor to Mentee Matching, Daily Educational Message to Cell Phones, Email Accounts and Post/Find a Job". It indicated that operators of the facility are expected to deal with 2.5 million users each year. By 2015 it is estimated that BluMail would reach 15 million users with an exponential growth totalling more than 100 million users. The statement said BluMail targeted a large global population, and at the end of 2008, six per cent had access to the Internet in Africa; 18 per cent in Asia; 23 per cent in the Middle East; 30 per cent in Latin America and 24 per cent average worldwide. It said operators of the facility had expressed satisfaction that the International Telecommunications Union had estimated that there would be a 10 per cent average annual growth rate in these regions. The statement said BluMail had, therefore, realised that as millions gain Internet access in the next decade, the opportunity to educate and inform the public would be unprecedented. It said "operators of the BluMail has observed that the target users were youth in developing countries with new and limited Internet connectivity, basic fourth to sixth grade literacy, and limited English language skills, estimated at about 2 billion in the world."