Donate data, high-speed internet connection, and hotspot-enabled smartphones to public school students to empower online learning.
Our idea is to facilitate:
- donation of data to specific schools by existing cell phone users
- cell phone service providers donate hotspot-enabled cell phones to specific schools
- School distribution of loaned cell phones to students
- cell service providers activating hotspots and hi-speed internet service
In achieving our first milestone of serving 500,000 students in the US, we will be able to create a scalable solution for the global community. We need partnerships with all major cell phone service providers to coordinate this service, adding an encouragement to match all data donations. We will utilize funding to promote service and leverage our achievements to provide this service for 5 million students worldwide.
What is the need are you focusing on?
From lacking computers to physical space, low-income students are at a disadvantage in online learning.
Schools have closed in all 50 states in response to the coronavirus crisis, with many states extending those closures through the end of the school year. In general, school districts are placing in-person instruction with some form of distance learning, usually online.
"About 17% of students nationwide lack a computer at home, according to a 2019 analysis by the Associated Press. 18% lack broadband internet access. Low-income families and families of color are especially likely to be without these resources, according to the AP."