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Connecting impoverished students in Yogyakarta

Providing digital learning materials and access to the internet for students is important for future opportunities. However, it requires digital knowledge to navigate it safely.

Improving connectivity for humanitarian staff in refugee and displaced settings

Connectivity in refugee and displacement settings is often unreliable. This causes issues for both refugees and humanitarian staff working in

Giving women access to the internet through ASPi-devices

Enabling girls and women to navigate the internet for social, educational, and informative use has several benefits. Not only can

Stories from the connected: A journey to entrepreneurship

Searching the internet for information allows people to access infinite amounts of knowledge. The ability to look up and utilize

Building a community of community networks in Argentina

Building connectivity infrastructures is usually easier said than done, especially when you mix in government regulations and a large, rural

Designing and Deploying Computer Networks in Kenya

Giving people of local communities around the world the knowledge and ability to set up and maintain their own Internet

Empowering people to build and maintain the internet

An important part of internet accessibility is having the skills to use and maintain the internet. Our partner the Internet

Using learn kernels to teach valuable skills to coffee farmers in Uganda

Getting the right information and skills to people is one reason that having affordable and accessible connectivity is so important.

How residential WiFi hotspots strengthen the Mpophomeni community network

Over the past year, Isizwe has been hard at work implementing the community network in Mpophomeni and monitoring the progress

Using high frequency digital radio systems to connect Amazonian communities

Bringing connectivity to people all over the world requires understanding the environment, the resources, and the people who need the

2021 – A review of our progress

Another year has come and gone. With the end of the year comes a moment to examine the efforts we

A step toward digital equality in Europe

How does the draft declaration of digital rights and principles set forth by the European Commission fit with the mission of 48percent? We explain here!

Connecting the Unconnected in Mumbai

theunconnected.org has a mission to connect 100 million people to the internet by 2025. This mission combines well with our

Ending Internet Isolation in Northern Uganda with BOSCO

In 2020, we worked with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to identify 5 organizations working on projects that strengthen

Working to bridge the Digital Divide with Servelots

In 2020, we worked with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to identify 5 organizations working on projects that strengthen

Overcoming Disability with Connectivity: Joining Forces with Nigeria’s Fantsuam Foundation

Working toward its goal of eliminating disadvantage, Fantsuam turned its attention to some of the most disadvantaged members of society.

Bringing a sustainable internet network to the Mpophomeni community

Equitable access to connectivity for everyone means that each community should have a connectivity solution that fits their specific needs

Creating Community Connectivity and Independence with AlterMundi

In 2020, we worked with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to identify 5 organizations working on projects that strengthen

Our strategic partnership with Response Innovation Lab

Together with Response Innovation Lab (RIL), we are announcing a strategic partnership to scale further and support innovations around access

Strengthening connections with the Tayolchikawalis Initiative

In 2020, we worked with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to find 5 organizations working on projects that strengthen

Our progress in 2020

For 48percent.org, 2020 was a year of growth and exploration. It was our first full year as a foundation. Because

Connectivity at Kopila Valley School in Nepal

We started a partnership with BlinkNow after meeting co-founder Maggie Doyne in early 2020 to provide an internet connection at

Supporting accessibility through APC grants

Update: This blog has been edited to include the links to blog posts about the final results of each project.

48percent.org: From idea to reality

‘This foundation is the ultimate fulfillment of our purpose’…..imagine hearing that on your first day at a new job. Facilitating