UNICEF to Use Blockchain For Providing Internet in Kyrgyzstan Schools

UNICEF to Leverage Blockchain to Provide Internet Facilities to Kyrgyzstan Schools

UNICEF has announced that it is looking to provide internet facilities in Kyrgyzstan schools using Blockchain Technology. The plan has been formulated under the Project Connect initiative currently at work in Kyrgyzstan.

Previously, the Kyrgyzstan government joined hands with UNICEF and private sectors to come up with the Project Connect initiative which aims to offer access to information and opportunity to deprived students. Munir Mammadzade, Deputy Representative at UNICEF Kyrgyzstan, confirmed the same.

Moreover, Chris Fabian, Lead Personnel of UNICEF Ventures, commenting on the benefits of the nascent technology stating that the project is still in its pilot stage where it is going through various trials. The pilot project will be ready by year-end and will also ensure proper usage of internet facilities by schools, said Fabian.

Project Connect has till now successfully provided internet connections at over 150,000 schools across the globe, out of which 1,560 schools are based in Kyrgyzstan.