Internet access should be available for everyone in the world and those who understand that are working hard to make this possible.
Such a great example is given these days by World Mobile – they recently revealed plans that involve making cheap, high-quality internet access available to all Zanzibaris.
World Mobile teams up with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar
This partnership aims at offering free and unlimited access to the Internet to schools in this region.
According to the official press release, World Mobile has already managed to connect Forodhani, Benbella, Kiwengwa Schools.
It’s also important to note the fact that these comprise more than 1,000 students.
The firm also has plans to connect 10 more schools by the end of January 2022.
The target is to connect all schools in the region by the end of 2022. Besides connectivity, World Mobile has installed some laptops for teachers and students.
According to the same official notes mentioned above, the rollout will be achieved via a close collaboration between World Mobile and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training to install solar, telco and power equipment efficiently in schools.
One other thing worth noting is that World Mobile will be able to offer connectivity to local areas around schools and this will boost local economies.
It’s also worth mentioning the fact that the revenues generated from this will benefit the schools directly. They are set to become node operators on the World Mobile network.
A relevant statement was made about all this by Mr. Simai Mohammed Said, Minister of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar.
He said the following:
“We are proud to broaden the partnership between the Ministry and the private sector to enhance how we operate in a more digital world. This partnership will improve educational outcomes for our students, which will benefit Zanzibar for generations.”
RJ Katunda, World Mobile co-founder added the following words:
“By providing this connectivity to schools we will also connect the schools to the Ministry’s EMIS (Educational Management Information System) platform, which enables resource management to improve school effectiveness.”
He also made sure to highlight the fact that this will enhance the way in which schools operate and will benefit students and teachers.
It’s also important to mention the areas around schools will get a boost with affordable, higher-quality connectivity.
The official press release also reveals another important statement made by Micky Watkins, CEO of World Mobile.
“World Mobile’s approach is based on the Sharing Economy where all those taking part will benefit from network’s activities.”
He revealed that they are proud to show how this will work in Zanzibar for people generally and now for schools.
The main plan is to expand the network into other areas including “healthcare, all public spaces, airports, ferry terminals, and the blue economy.”