Many people in Nepal lack access to the internet. This means that they miss out on global knowledge, education, healthcare, communications and e-commerce.

Providing access

That’s why we joined forces with a local education organisation – Learning Planet – to help bring internet access to villages in Nepal’s central Dhawa region.

Our engineers helped set up the community-owned internet service provider Dhawa.net, transforming the lives of 5,000 villagers.

  • It improved access to education for local children. Six of the area’s seven schools got new IT hubs.
  • It connected villagers with doctors in the capital Kathmandu, thanks to a free 24/7 online diagnosis service.
  • It kept families connected with video link-ups, in a region where most young men move abroad for work.

Local people can now tap into the internet’s global knowledge network, to new and potentially transformative ideas, and to e-commerce. They can buy and sell online, and can find new types of remote employment.

And it’s a two-way street: the world can now benefit from the unique experience and knowledge of people in rural Nepal, as they begin posting their own content online.

An expanding web

Our engineers trained local people to manage and maintain the system, creating new jobs in the process. They’ll now be able to expand this exciting project to neighbouring areas.

It’s an environmentally conscious project too: our engineers installed solar power to run it, with the happy spin-off of providing extra lighting for schools in the area.