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Last week, 3air and K3 Telecom connected a school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with free internet connectivity. This will allow students to have greater access to educational resources and opportunities.
Saint Joseph’s Secondary School (SJSS) was established in 1866 by the Sisters of St. Joseph de Cluny of St Joseph’s Secondary School Freetown. It is a girl’s school with the goal of providing high quality education and a bright future to its pupils. The school celebrated its 155th anniversary last year.
The school is maintained by the St Joseph’s Freetown Inter Alumnae Association, an association that was formed by former pupils of the school. The association collaborates to maintain the school, its buildings and grounds.
3air, in collaboration with K3 Telecom, installed the K3 Last Mile Solution at SJSS last week. This will provide the school with free internet connectivity, giving students greater access to educational resources and opportunities.
“Connectivity is an important step in ensuring that everyone has access to the same opportunities. We are committed to connecting people and communities in order to create an environment where young talents feel empowered to learn and share without limits”, says Sandi Bitenc, CEO of 3air.
The K3 Last Mile Solution is a wireless broadband solution that uses a patented, safe microwave technology. It is designed to connect underserved communities that do not have access to traditional fixed-line or mobile infrastructure.
According to Davor Žic - CTO at K3 Telecom, “Saint Joseph’s Secondary School received a dedicated connection that delivers speeds up to 10 Mbps over K3’s Last Mile solution, providing up to 30Mbps burst data transfer. The Link is backed up with a secondary connection with automatic routing.”
This high-speed broadband internet access is provided over the air, without the need for digging cables in the ground.
The image below shows the internet traffic data of the school.
Students of Saint Joseph’s Secondary School recorded a video of appreciation, with one student leading the praise followed by a “Thank you” chant from her fellow students.
“I want to say a very big Thank You to K3 Telecom for providing us with this Internet connection which will be very helpful to us. We will utilize it in a good way. Thank you K3 Telecom!”
We would like to thank everybody involved in the project and the St Joseph’s Freetown Inter Alumnae Association for their collaboration and the admirable work they do at maintaining and improving the school facilities. Together, we can improve access to broadband connectivity across African communities and empower young talents across the continent with equal access to knowledge and education.
Kojo Mends-Buah, a teacher at St Joseph’s school also welcomed the installation of broadband internet, calling it “the support needed to enhance learning with the use of internet connectivity” in a message sent on the official 3air Telegram group.
Hello all, I’m delighted to be part of this forum.\ I’m Kojo Mends-Buah, a Teacher at St Joseph’s Convent Freetown Sierra Leone. On behalf of the principal staffs and Students of our school we want to express our profound thanks and appreciation to k3 Air for granting us the support needed to enhance learning with the use of internet connectivity.\ \ I can’t over emphasize the importance of such facility in a modern learning environment. As a school we are grateful to such opportunities and we look forward to more support.\ \ Thank you very much. Mr. Kojo Mends-Buah St Joseph Convent Secondary School Freetown, Sierra Leone
3air and K3 Telecom are currently mapping out more schools together with partners and are planning to connect additional schools in the very near future. Stay tuned for more updates!
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3air aims to connect people in African cities to the global economic ecosystem using its proprietary technology to bring affordable, high-speed, and stable broadband internet, digital TV, and IP telephony. 3air uses K3 Last Mile technology to provide up to 1 Gbps dedicated internet connectivity, over 150 digital TV stations, and IP telephony through the air.
3air’s blockchain-based platform will allow easy access to digital services, identity management, payments, and credit line building. Its native token, 3AIR, is currently available on BSC, with deployment on the SKALE blockchain in view. It will be used as the payment method for 3air’s digital services, including digital identities, internet broadband services, digital TV, and IP telephony.