Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), is delighted to announce that it has won the “Changing Lives” award for its innovative iKnowledge Project at East Africa Com 2018, the company said.
iKnowledge brings digital classrooms to schools in Tanzania. Bringing high-speed satellite Internet to rural and suburban schools facilitates the training of ICT and digital skills for teachers, as well as providing educational content to both primary and secondary schools.
The project is driving improved educational outcomes for Tanzanian teachers and students.
iKnowledge is funded by the UK Space Agency´s International Partnership Programme (IPP) and Avanti, supported by international and local partners, including the Tanzanian Ministry of Education, Tanzanian Education Authority, President´s Office Regional Administration and Local Government and Universal Communications Service Access Fund.
Avanti connects people wherever they are — in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous Internet service to a quarter of the world´s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.