Lenovo Foundation is partnering with Jangala to provide Wi-Fi access and hardware donations in education centres for refugees across Africa.
Jangala, a charitable non-government organisation (NGO) is working to meet refugees’ needs with its ‘Big Box’ connectivity solution. It creates Wi-Fi that is ‘easy to manage and scale’, to support thousands of users in a place of need.
The Lenovo Foundation has partnered with Jangala to bring connectivity to refugee education centres, ensuring that while people’s lives have been disrupted, they are not isolated from education, learning, and communication with loved ones.
While a portion of Lenovo’s support will provide Big Box solutions in areas of Kenya, South Sudan, South Africa and Swaziland, funding will also help Jangala improve their product with better remote network controls for educational use. The connectivity will be deployed to partner organisations, Sky School and Skateistan, who have trusted community education centers with innovative digital educational curriculum for students.
Lenovo will be complementing the Wi-Fi access with hardware donations to the organisations, ensuring they have the equipment needs to fully leverage their connection. Lenovo expects to improve access to education for at least 3,000 students in its first year of partnership with Jangala, Skateistan, and Sky School.