Quality Education

What if connectivity could close the homework gap?

Rhode Island, USA


@davidsbeenhere is in Rhode Island for #CaseForChange to see the impact that connected devices are having on the lives of students like Hannah.

For those living paycheck to paycheck, the cost of food, rent and bills takes a higher priority over connectivity – and understandably so.

But with the internet becoming an increasingly dominant part of the school system, and with many students like Hannah having to rely on the school library computers for revision and homework submission, students without home internet access across the US find themselves cut off from a future of possibilities.

The 1Million Project is an initiative set up by Sprint that aims to tackle this issue, by providing connected devices to one million low-income students across America. As an aspiring chef, it enabled Hannah to cook up a recipe for success at home, as well as at college, and her dreams of setting up a culinary school in Liberia are now well within reach.

The education divide exists all over the world, and it’s amazing to see how something most people take for granted can have such a huge impact on young lives. Hannah’s story shows the importance of closing the homework gap, and the importance of making a #CaseForChange.

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