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Geeks Without Frontiers is an IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt not-for-profit organization, which is advocating a revolution in philanthropy, with the vision of combining social enterprise and appropriate technology so as to create a positive and long-term sustainable impact.
Support A Village!
By Building A Rural Internet Cafe, You Empower Locals to Sustainably Connect Their Villages to the Entire Planet!
A $19,000 Contribution Provides the Initial Hardware Investment to Get Started!
Geeks Without Frontiers has established the ‘Broadband for a Billion’ initiative, and views the VillageConnect project as the first step in moving towards this broader goal.
The VillageConnect initiative will establish 100 village Internet systems using extremely low energy satellite ground systems, powered by solar panels, to provide internet in villages in the developing world in order to help enhance medical, educational, social and economic facilities and benefits. The preliminary aim of VillageConnect initiative is to organize 20 villages in each of 5 different countries.
This initiative involves collaborating with a number of strategic international partners in the ecosystem, and working together to identify and procure the necessary components including, for example, low energy satellite ground systems, solar panels, off-grid energy competence, bandwidth backhaul, ground station equipment and competency and well as local partners capable of managing the installations.