I can't think of a higher leverage way to help someone in life than giving them internet access.
1.1 billion students can’t afford internet access. 67% are girls.
We exist to make it simple and transparent for you to sponsor internet access and laptops for students in need, allowing them to access global knowledge and equal opportunities.
Our focus areas in 2023
This year, we are working with some of the most underserved communities. Our work is spread across East Africa (Uganda, Kenya, Malawi), India and countries in the Middle East with a significant population of Syrian refugees (Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan).All Countries
2345 students have access. 209 Awaiting
Every small step counts! Help us reach this milestone by donating 9$.
Sherifa Nketsiaba first became interested in IT when she completed Senior High school. She overcame many challenges and acquired exceptional skills from her studies and work experiences. She told us that there’s so much more she can accomplish with the new laptop: “I plan on using the laptop given to me to the very maximum and to enhance my skills and potential.”
George recently finished a training course in graphic design. For him, having a computer means having the means to practice and develop in the field which has quickly become his passion. He wants to leverage the opportunities that the Internet offers. In fact, he’s planning to do quality research and connect to the digital market!
Nelly is passionate about many things in life - she is currently studying accounting at ALX Africa while trying to hone her tech skills via additional courses. Her dream is to become a data scientist, but throughout her life, her main priority has been uplifting those in need. We are proud to have helped someone like Nelly on her journey to change the world.
Aishat’s dream is to become a computer scientist/software engineer for AI. Currently, she’s studying Python and graphic design and she plans to continue her studies by enrolling at the university. She believes that having Internet access will help her develop both her career and personal life!
Joan's childhood was filled with hardship and pain. However, Joan was able to enroll in the Film and Photography course at Elevate, a program that supports young people from slums across Africa. We are thrilled to know that the lack of access to a laptop is no longer an obstacle on Joan's path to becoming a TV presenter.
For Gladys, a motivated cloud engineer, having access to the Internet and the computer is a life-changing opportunity. She says it would enable her to stay up to date with the latest technologies and best practices in the field. We’re more than happy to support her on that journey!
Solomon enrolled in a free digital skills training program that would enable him to acquire his desired skill of website development. With the support of the Elevate program, he was saved from the pits of drugs and gambling. A newly acquired laptop and internet access will serve as a stepping stone towards many great things on the journey of his professional development.
Davit is determined to become a software developer! He has a carefully devised plan, and now that he has access to a computer and an Internet connection, he can't imagine anything stopping him.
Goodness wants to develop apps that will serve and transform the fashion industry!
She thinks that access to the internet provides an opportunity to grow, "as we can't thrive in isolation in a world that is already connected". To her, being a part of the digital world means being a part of a revolution!
Faith is studying website development and wants to become a professional in the future! A new laptop means more time for practicing and perfecting her skills. She is happy about receiving Internet access, as she wishes to widen her connections and find all the exciting opportunities online.
With the help and support of her community at LEEDO Peace Home, Farjana is studying engineering at college and improving her Python skills in her free time. Since she has a laptop now, she can continue practicing at home and maybe share it with her 75 brothers and sisters.
According to Ikem, the very first thing she'll use her new laptop for is acing the 100-day coding challenge, and it has been a great source of relief because it will "make coding easier for her, increase her performance and make her journey of being a software engineer seamless".
As someone who grew up in a loving family radiating with joy and kindness, Tracy understands the impact a good support system can have on a person's life. With the new laptop, she plans on continuing to give back to her community by conducting free programming classes and website development training for women.
Md currently lives in the LEEDO peace home with his huge family of 75. He's a hardworking student with a passion for cricket, loves writing, and although he's studying English right now, he is planning to someday become a pilot and travel the world.
Charles comes from a humble background and being the eldest son of seven children, he knows the impact a supportive and hardworking community can have on a person's development. He is actively working towards his dream career as a UX researcher, in addition to his hobbies of traveling and swimming. He is also passionate about mental health awareness and wants to "combine his interests to create solutions for the problems the world is facing".
Marion attributes the resilience and positivity that helped her defeat cancer to her loving family and supportive friends. She is fighting for better access to education and has even developed some ideas to implement tech to enhance the quality of learning. She is passionate about technology and will use her new laptop to dive into topics such are cybersecurity and cloud computing, in addition to increasing the time she spends on training and job search.
Bellah is an aspiring project manager from Kisumu, Kenya who understands the importance of competitiveness and self-reflection when it comes to personal growth. The newly acquired connectivity will be of great assistance when it comes to her productivity and the ultimate goal of a spiritually fulfilling life.
Ali comes from the Kibra community in Nairobi, and contributing to the wellness of his community, as well as the world in general, is of utmost importance to him. He's been volunteering for environmental and social causes for years now, in addition to his education in graphic design and software engineering. He will use the Internet to improve his skills and look for more opportunities to keep making the world a better place.
Doreen is a woman in STEM and is passionate about breaking down the gendered stereotypes surrounding the field. She is also into volunteer work and is an advocate for sexual health and reproductive rights, which she considers to be of paramount importance for young girls. As someone who understands the value of education, she is going to use the new laptop to acquire knowledge and certification to polish her resume.
Purity is an avid coder with a passion for chess. She wants to become a full-stack developer, so she's actively pursuing training courses on every platform available, including LakeHub. An efficient laptop will help her run programs more smoothly and catch up on task delivery, as well as self-improvement.
Ali had to leave Afghanistan when he was one, and he has lived as a refugee in Pakistan and Indonesia ever since. Despite difficulties, he enrolled in a university program for computer science and is planning to continue working towards improving the situation of people with similar struggles to him after he has received the laptop and internet connection that he needs.
Where Does The Money Go?
100% transparency and accountability is our main goal. Once a month only, you will receive an update on our transparency reports and bank statements as well as our amazing footage and students’ achievement stories.
Your donation is being directed to students from all over the globe, and here's how much it takes to get it to them.
How We Work
It takes $9 to sponsor connectivity for 1 family for a month.
You choose where to direct your money - be it student costs or admin expenses
Receive monthly updates on student achievements and how the money is spent
Here's how we provide connectivity
Nelly (26 y.o.)
Meet Nelly, a social worker who helped thousands of children, women and girls!
Saida (19 y.o.)
No one knows the importance of the Internet better than Saida, an ethnically Azeri student teaching Georgian to her community.
Severian (19 y.o.)
Severian, a first-year student, is a civil engineer working on a Mars rover, and he owes his academic success to the Internet.
Mariam (17 y.o.)
Thanks to Mariam, a young environmental activist, three cities in Georgia will now have solar panels!
Lasha (16 y.o.)
Lasha, 16, is turning his dream of becoming a sailor into a reality.
Marika (19 y.o.)
Marika has enroled in university to study psychology and the Internet is helping her cope with her new challenges!
Marika (17 y.o.)
Meet Marika, 17, from Guria, Georgia, a future investigator and an entrepreneur with a passion for acting.
Barbare (20 y.o.)
Barbare secured a grant and built her own guesthouse to attract tourists to her beautiful, mountainous village.
The results of the joint fundraising efforts of our organization and our partners
Who Are We?
How we pay our salaries
When you sign up as a monthly donor, you can add a portion of your donation to our administrative expenses. (like salaries, growth, and marketing costs.)Find out more about our costs
We work since 2017
Our team got together in 2017 to create a local platform and crowdfund connectivity and laptops for students in need. Public feedback exceeded our expectations so we decided to expand.Visit our local platform charte.ge
Who Supports Us?
I donated to GiveInternet because the Internet, to me, is the best source of education. As their consultant on the Khan Academy Georgia project, I know the team well, I am aware of their enthusiasm and sense of responsibility and I am confident that they can find the best use of each penny donated.
The fact that the Give Internet team works with such transparency and dedication fills me with optimism. I feel like this is a group of passionate people who accumulated valuable experience in educational projects, saw a clear need for this project, developed a strategy and executed it all very professionally.
Discover how they support us...
We continuously measure the changes in the lives of our students through in-depth interviews and quantitative studies.
improves their mental well-being
uses online courses more frequently
improves their computer skills
Frequently Asked Questions
A personal laptop, an Internet connection throughout their years in school, free access to educational resources, mentorship from the team, and training opportunities.
You control how your money is spent. You choose what to sponsor (Internet access, laptops, or both), you can choose the country you want to sponsor, and you can allocate a portion of your donation to our administrative expenses (staff salaries, marketing and growth costs, etc.). Whatever's left is spent on Internet fees and laptop costs for students in our partner country. Each month you will receive updates with student achievements, bank statements and transparency reports.
We collaborate with partners on the ground - NGOs who work with high school students in need. Once a student is equipped with a laptop, local internet service providers equip the family with Internet access upon the family's request and with the help of our local partner if needed. Your monthly donations cover the Internet fees throughout the student's years in school.
Of course! At any time, you can log into your account and modify or cancel your donation or payment methods. Normally we process monthly transactions on the 5th of every month. We will send you an email if there's an issue with your donation so be on the lookout.
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