Giga has now helped over 1 million learners get life-changing access to the Internet. Working with 14 corporate and non-profit partners, the initiative has connected over 3,200 schools since its launch in 2019.
Since its launch in 2019, Giga has:
- connected over 1 million students and over 3,200 schools to the Internet in Africa, Central Asia, Latin America and the Eastern Caribbean;
- mapped the location of over 1 million schools on its open-source platform, Project Connect;
- mapped connectivity infrastructure in 18 countries, enabling Giga to propose technical solutions to help governments get more schools online; and
- secured the support of 14 partners including Ericsson, Dubai Cares and the Musk Foundation to develop solutions for affordable, sustainable connectivity.
In addition to these direct contributions, Giga has helped mobilise over US$210 million to accelerate school connectivity around the world. In 2022/3, we expect these funds and Giga’s technical models to help get a further 25,000 schools and 8 million students online.