12 February 2013

Rwanda: Ericsson, MTN Launch ?Connect to Learn?

Ericsson and MTN Rwanda are launching an initiative that will offer quality education for underprivileged students who previously did not have access to technology in education.

The initiative called 'Connect to Learn' will use the latest technology and will run in two Rwanda secondary schools in partnership with the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Millennium Promise.

Through Connect to Learn, laptop computers and broadband connectivity will be implemented in the Mayange Millennium Village.

With the start of the new school year, the partners have now invested in Information Communication Technology (ICT) resources for the schools, which serve over a thousand students and teachers in the village.

Additionally, 42 girls will participate in the program's comprehensive scholarship scheme.

Connect To Learn has already delivered broadband Internet access and a cloud-computing solution in each of the schools to provide a low-maintenance, easy-to-use model for Internet access optimized for mobile broadband networks.

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