“For every African child to have equal access to information and communication technology, regardless of income, gender, and location.”
We are champions of change; we believe every African child in under-served communities deserves equal access to information technology skills.
We recognize the importance of children having equal access to information technology skills.
We believe that through open-source educational resources, children can have access to digital educational resources which will help their innovation and creativity.
We believe that parents and guardians have a role to play in inspiring children to learn digital skills and possibly explore a future career in technology.
Pranet Technology Initiative was founded in 2019 by Regina Nkemchor with eight like-minded individuals passionate about providing equal access to information technology skills to children in under-served communities. Recognizing that a single organization cannot solve this quest, we are collaborating with organizations, schools and the government to support the vision of the Pranet Technology Initiative.
Starting with Nigeria, we have introduced children to technology and its benefits for future jobs; with over 150 children understanding the world of the internet and getting a foundational knowledge of technology around different career fields. We expose children to basic animated courses in tech for medicine, agriculture, education, safety, security and space. We expect to see future technology innovators from these exposures.
The demand for Information Technology knowledge and skills is an urgent demand in Africa. Children need creative, communication, problem solving and collaboration skills to thrive in the modern economy as they prepare for future jobs.
In West and Central Africa and Eastern and Southern Africa, over 300 million children and young people per region lack home internet access, totaling over 900 million without access.
There is marked inequality in internet connectivity across the world’s regions. Only five percent of children and young people aged 25 years or younger in West and Central Africa, and just 13% in Eastern and Southern Africa, have internet access at home. Inaccessibility to Technology, lack of Internet, poor network has become a prevalent challenge for rural communities in Africa.