Grant Start Date
6 June 2022
Grant End Date
5 December 2023
OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT
The overall goal of the project is connecting underserved communities to enable them access government services, educational resources, and opportunities for business engagement. The target beneficiaries include learners and teachers in public primary schools, youth living in the community and other institutions within the respective jurisdictions. Dunia Moja Network nodes are set up in Public Schools across Kilifi North Constituency (Kenya). Dunia Moja Network nodes shall be set up in public schools across Kilifi North Constituency. Youth from around the villages shall be trained to be net wardens whose mandate would be to maintain the local network and extend it to other villages and educational institutions, market centers, community halls, businesses, and homes.
WHY IS THIS PROJECT IMPORTANT?
Access to the Internet in rural and peri-urban low-resourced communities remains an illusion, and people have to travel long distances to be able to do some work online, such as applying for jobs, filing tax returns, or even revising course selections at local universities. Communities that have thus far been marginalized are also behind in economic activities and exposed to perpetual poverty.
Network availability is also erratic, hindering long-term processes such as learning or lesson delivery. Young people are greatly impacted by the project and Internet connectivity in terms of education, opportunities and social interactions.
MEDIA AND PUBLICATIONS
See below for publications and other articles related to the project.