VDT4iT is a social enterprise. The project has been in progress since the fall of 2019 and we have now become a broadband wireless internet service provider, specialized in shared and dedicated, high speed internet. Our social mission is to use this new service to add to the development of local communities surrounding us. We want to be able to provide them with internet, since they currently have little to no access. This, we call “Midogo” – Let Us Meet
First of all, we want to set up community hotspots to provide the local community with the opportunity to purchase prepaid internet, however much they need, whenever. Currently, communities either don’t have access to internet services, or members have to buy it in large quantities while the quality is bad, and service may not reach them. By creating the option to buy small amounts of internet as often as one may want, we ensure that all members of the community now have access to this very important resource. Setting up local community hotspots also ensures the internet quality the community members deserve.
With our social mission we contribute to the realization of several development goalsMidogo
Second of all, we want to set up ICT-hubs within selected communities. In cooperation with local assemblies, authorities and schools we want to set up centers with stable internet connections and access to devices such as computers and laptops. The community manage these centers and VDT4iT through Midogo will subsidize the internet, needed materials and provide IT trainings for community members. Supporting the community members in gaining new skill sets and creating access to this knowledge will hopefully result in new income generating activities for them.
Sustainable Development Goals
With our social mission we contribute to the realization of several development goals.
- No Poverty
- Quality Education
- Decent work & economic growth
- Reduced Inequality