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 anyone 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
2509 students have access. 1075 Awaiting
Every small step counts! Help us reach this milestone by donating 9$.
Abraham is interested in exploring new programming languages, generative AI and data science. One project he is proud of from his studies is a web application developed by him that streamlined a local business's online ordering process. I aim to continue growing my freelance business and take on challenging projects.
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!
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.
"The laptop will help me study important topics, create projects, attend trainings, and take online tests," says Lisa. She enjoys mathematics, biology, and Georgian at school because she likes numbers, the structure of living beings, and native literature. Reading books in her free time is her favorite activity, as it broadens her horizons and improves her vocabulary.
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.
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.
Raindi plans on becoming a philologist and has already chosen where he wants to continue his studies- at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University. He often needs the Internet for gathering more information and making presentations.
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.
Brian, aspiring senior front-end developer, grew up in a family of seven. He found his coding passion at Learning Lions. His first independent project in the mobile LEAP program sparked his interest. Now with a laptop, Brian's focus is on continuous coding, mastering web development skills through online courses, tutorials, and exercises.
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.
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.”
Where Does The Money Go?
Radical transparency and accountability are our main goals. 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.
Nia (18 y.o.)
Meet Nia - a future diplomat and international relations specialist!
Stephen (26 y.o.)
Meet Stephen—a determined 26-year-old from Lodwar and the person behind the first online TV station in the Turkana region in Kenya!
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.
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
Bringing students online 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
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
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.