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      RURALSTAR

      CONNECTING CHILDREN IN NIGERIA TO A BETTER EDUCATION

      At Huawei, we believe technology should be open and available to all. Regardless of who we are, or where we come from. To make all our lives better.

      In 2015, the United Nations agreed 17 sustainable development goals for the year 2030. These ambitious objectives form a blueprint for a happier, healthier, more sustainable future for everyone on our planet.  At Huawei, we’re supporting these goals and harnessing the power of our technology to help achieve them faster.

      We believe the path to a more sustainable future starts with education. Around 57 million primary-age children remain out of school. In Nigeria, a staggering 10.5 million children aged 5-14 are not in school. For the children who are, resources and infrastructure are often severely limited. Wireless internet provides an effective and low-cost solution for these children and their teachers, giving them access to potentially life-changing information and educational tools. 

      HOW IT WORKS

      RuralStar is our rural network solution that brings mobile connectivity through low-energy cell towers and a simplified signal box.

      Small as a backpack, the box is attached to a pole and powered by solar energy panels.

      Instantly supplying remote schools and communities with affordable cellular service.

      “The connection has brought a lot of changes to our work as teaching professionals. Before the connection, we had to go 30 kilometres to supply the data on our teachers and pupils…But with our phones now, we can send the data to our office and they will shortly grasp the information they need from us.”

      Mr Pagbemi Mohammed, Head Teacher, Tobolo Primary School

      “The world feels super-connected these days, but almost half of the global population around the world still don't have access to the internet. For the unconnected population, being connected isn't just about convenience. It's about basic economic inclusion. By making digital universal, affordable, open and safe, we can bring more people together and drive real global progress.”

      Joy Tan, President of Global Media and Communications, Huawei Technologies  

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