When you sign up as our monthly donor, you choose what percentage of your donation goes directly to the student (the Internet fees, the laptop and the costs that our local partners (currently www.charte.ge) incur when identifying students in need and distributing the laptops) or administrative costs.
In Georgia, where we currently operate, a basic Internet package costs approximately $7. In some regions where broadband Internet isn’t yet available, we work with local Wi-Fi operators or equip our students with mobile Internet modems.
We usually give out Google Chromebooks: they're cheap, light-weight, fast, efficient and optimized for learning. The laptops are usually sponsored the corporate sponsors of our local partner charte.ge.
Our administrative costs include marketing costs and GiveInternet.org and Charte.ge staff salaries. Each cost is documented in our transparency report.