In the developed world, we take our daily connections to the Internet for granted.
Yet these connections are a critical foundation for a modern, healthy economy and a huge source of good employment opportunities. While many economies in Africa are growing and seeing increasing demand for skilled IT workers, over 86% of Africa’s population still has no Internet access. Millions of young women and men, living in isolated and impoverished regions of rural Africa, without any IT access or training, are cut off from the worldwide web of improved education, employment and empowerment.
“Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.”
We know how to bridge this digital divide and open the doors of opportunity. We’ve seen how the power of IT can help dramatically change lives and communities.