Kazakhstan is a regional leader in terms of population who have access to computers, and is one of the CIS countries with the highest level of mobile-broadband penetration, however 20% of the population does not use the Internet.
Number of connected & underserved schools: Project Connect Mapping data, 2020
“Giga aims to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural education. Supporting Giga is a logical step for us to further expand the access of rural schoolchildren to online educational resources.”
GIGA SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES
The Government of Kazakhstan has initiatives in place to improve the quality of connectivity in schools
Digital by Default
In 2020, and in response to COVID-19, the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry is working to enable the public education system to operate “Digital by Default.”
Improving Broadband Connectivity
The Government has refocused its Digital Kazakhstan programme to improve broadband connectivity, strengthen digital skills and make the online environment safer.
Full Scale Distance Learning
Apart from connecting the unconnected schools, Kazakhstan wants to make sure that the quality of connectivity in every school is sufficient for full scale distance learning.