Many take being connected to the world around us for granted – but in Tanzania, 14 million people live in isolated regions that aren’t connected to the internet at all.
The #CaseForChange has travelled with Neema from thebongolese.com to Nyombo village – one of the most remote villages, and one of the first to be connected – where she’s meeting three residents whose lives have been transformed by connectivity.
Hadji can access teaching resources at the tap of an app. Godfrey downloads new music the moment it’s released – and can finally join the conversation on social media. Anthony is busy planning harvests and setting prices for the best return on investment. Neema’s interviews explore three of many personal stories that reveal the ways in which access to the internet is changing how Nyombo’s residents play, learn and do business.
As Hadji says, the opportunity to seek information easily makes the wider world “more like a village”. So watch on to find out how you can do your bit and help transform the lives of millions more people.
Making its way around the world, the Case For Change is packed with everything people need to tell their stories on what mobile operators globally are doing to tackle the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This ground-breaking collaboration between Airtel, Tigo and Vodacom contributes to SDGs 1, 4, 8, 9 and 17 and so far has given 73,000 people who live in rural areas like Nyombo access to the internet – and that’s just the start.
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