Giga, a joint initiative between UNICEF and ITU to connect all of the world’s schools to the internet by 2030, has partnered with the Ethereum Foundation and the Government of Rwanda to use staking to finance connectivity.
The Village of Zardaly sits high up in the most mountainous region of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia. Every winter, the 200 inhabitants of Zardaly are cut off from the rest of the world when heavy snow covers the single trail into the village, leaving them entirely isolated.
Orateng Mothowamadi is a 15-year-old student at Tshwaragano Junior Secondary School in Maun and among 370,000 students who have benefitted from a connect the school initiative driven by the Government of Botswana in collaboration with UNICEF and Giga.
In collaboration with the Government of Sierra Leone, Giga has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select suppliers to enter a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) for the provision of internet connectivity services to public schools to increase access to digital learning.
In collaboration with the Government of Kenya, Giga has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select suppliers to enter a Long Term Agreement (LTA) for the provision of internet connectivity services to public primary schools to increase access to digital learning.
The Government of Sierra Leone, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have been collaborating and seeing progress in accelerating school connectivity and innovating to empower entire communities.