December 23, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique

The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and education. While Internet services have been quite phenomenal in the rest of the world, access to the Internet remains very low in Africa, especially in the rural communities. According to the Internet World Stats for Africa 2016, only 9.3% of people across the African continent are Internet users.

A few years ago anyone who could not read and write was considered illiterate, but today this concept goes further, encompassing people who do not know how to use information and communication technologies.

Health organizations and schools in Africa often face a unique set of obstacles, including a lack of access to much-needed health education and counselling platforms. The Community Tablet was created to help solve these problems”, says Dayn Amade.

In today’s digital world, bringing Internet access to rural communities is a tremendous step in the right direction of social development and education. Mozambican technology start-up company Kamaleon has developed an innovative and engaging way of …read more

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