Rural Wifi Benefits - Education
As of late empowerment has been a big topic of discussion on social media. Whether it is
empowering woman or children, individuals or groups, the term empowerment focusses on
the positive impact a tool or method of technology can bring to those that previously had
no method of using said tool or technology.
Rural Wifi from FSJ Solutions aims to do just this. It aims to empower individuals in
communities with the right tools and information relating to Education, Health, and
Governance, by giving them free access to a local source of information known as an
Intranet. Using the intranet supplied by our satellite base stations communities can also gain
access to community and other information at no cost. For this blog our focus will fall on
Many educators in rural or remote areas do not have access to lesson plans online and have
to communicate most of their lessons via a blackboard. This means that any research for the
purposes of class has to be planned, the delivery and explanation of said information might
prove problematic and could even discourage learning.
With the addition of a local intranet and optional internet learners could get access to this
information in a more technological and interesting way. In Ghana for example students
practice their English pronunciation using YouTube Videos. This eliminates practices that
previously might have proved ineffective and introduces new and more effective methods of
Apart from the educators themselves, learners could also access the intranet and lesson
plans using a smart phone, or tablet. With the introduction of this technology learners will
find themselves having access to information previously inaccessible. Things like studying
and homework would become more interesting, personalised and on point. Subjects in class
previously left out would become relevant and useful to all. A student who would have had
no access to information without our Rural Wifi could end up becoming a skilled
programmer or coder because of it. The possibilities are endless.
Access to basic information in this regard is empowering. Making sure that this information
is available to all is empowerment. It is forward thinking of a future not yet imagined by
those sitting in these areas. It is a difference, It is community and at the end of the day
education is key.
Imagine for a moment a world like that and imagine all the possibilities. FSJ Solutions is right there with
To find out more information on Rural WiFi and how you can make a difference, click here to get
You can also view the video on Rural WiFi and Bluetown here