Connecting a school in Malawi with

Connecting a school in Malawi increases both students' and teachers' opportunity to accelerate their learning potential, as they will have access to online resources.

Project status: Ongoing

About the project

Malawi is one of the poorest countries on the planet and they also have an extremely low rate of internet connectivity in which only about 25% of the population have access to the internet. is working with a number of partners to make material changes to that, starting with a pilot at Lusako Primary School in the Mwahimba Village, Traditional Authority Kyungu, Karonga, Malawi. The school has 1,300 students and 21 teachers. The plan is to introduce a number of learning applications, Malawi Learnership Program MLP, Ubongo, Khan Academy and other open source materials in addition to general exposure to technology and online access for the students to accelerate their learning potential. The school will have a mini server for offline content access in synchronization with cloud servers through VSAT technology. The internet will also provide all interested partners online access to the school to provide training or share different experiences.

The project is self-sustainable through the Community Sponsored Digitalization CSD model. The villages around the school will own the digital project and the village leaders through the digital committee will mobilize and manage the funds to sustain the project which will secure its operational use past the initial pilot phase.


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About the partner

The works on connecting students, refugees, women, and underserved communities. Their mission is to connect 100 million people to the internet.

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