Using Internet Access as a Catalyst for Social Change
We use technology and education to spark sustainable development for individuals and entire communities. Telecom4Good’s Give Free Wi-Fi Program works with Internet service providers alongside nonprofit organizations to share no-cost Wi-Fi and learning resources to local communities.
By partnering with organizations who have established ties to undeserved populations, we can deliver our online content portals, which foster personal development and community-wide growth. Each topic encourages users to find sustainable solutions to personal and social problems.
We build a seamless Wi-Fi network using multiple Cisco Meraki access points to increase the coverage area of organizations’ Wi-Fi signals. Each access point can cover 1-4 miles around the organization’s office. The Wi-Fi signal becomes available to local communities after business hours and on weekends.
Our partner nonprofit organizations continue their existing relationships with local Internet providers. Cisco Meraki offers Telecom4Good deeply discounted technology, allowing us to extend the Wi-Fi signal to local users so they receive our learning resources at no extra charge.
These resources are designed for community members to learn information that can help them create a better way of life, develop their community, and promote sustainable solutions.
Classic educational resources to explore a new language, math, science, humanities, and much more
Medical modules to research health conditions and concerns with the ability to communicate with doctors and nurses with questions
Resources to learn what vegetables and plants grow best in each region to help create sustainable food sources for communities
Courses focused on job readiness, local job opportunities, and resume and social media profile writing
Access to email accounts and personal communications platforms like Skype to exchange with family and friends
Direct link to the sponsoring NGO’s website to maintain transparency about the NGO's mission and programs
Telecom4Good assists nonprofits free of charge. Our goal is to help nonprofit organizations enrich local communities without increasing operational expenses. We care about our partners reaching their full potential and want them to get the most out of their Internet connection. Our hope is that by introducing online learning opportunities, communities will flourish and create positive change.