Mbando is an off-the-grid rural village in Malawi - with no electricity, no Internet, and limited mobile coverage. The people suffer from a lack of educational learning resources, that have kept them in poverty. Abundance is helping to address this by building a solar-powered eLearning center using RACHEL and KEEPODS providing offline versions of the world's best free educational websites, which are updated with the latest content regularly.
This center once fully functional will support 150 users by providing 150 keepods. We have refurbished the room at Chilimba Secondary School, supplied furniture, installed the Rachel device, supplied keepods and distributed 8 laptops (5 purchased and 3 donations). We also set up solar panels and equipment to power this center.
We undertook crowdfunding for this eLearning Center and got over 80 donations from all over the world. Thank you Donors! We have so far received over $7,000 and aim to reach our target of $10,000 to run this eLearning center in a sustainable manner.
Check out our fundraiser at Global Giving
Our fundraiser was successful and we received the following awards from Global Giving.
Our project was featured on Chanco TV's "Malawi on the Rise" documentary
View it here.