Region: Africa | Country : Senegal

Executive Summary

The Senegalese Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) has worked since summer 2016 to provide connectivity and information and communications technology (ICT) equipment to the primary school in Thieyetou, a forest-encircled village of 1,800 inhabitants in the Diourbel region of Senegal. Funding from ISOC Community Grant has facilitated the purchase of desktop computers, tablets, a printer, and long-range router, as well subsidized the significant travel costs necessary to reach the area, which is remote and lacking in transportation infrastructure. The project’s goals for its implementation of connectivity include increased school retention rates, improved socio-cultural cohesion, and enhanced academic materials and methods for its pupils. An impact assessment has not yet been performed, but data will be analyzed and reported upon after the end of the school year.

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