Helping girls learn all over the world.
Globally, more than 62 million adolescent girls don’t have access to education. In emerging countries like Ghana, girls are expected to do chores while their brothers go to school. To help change this, the Peace Corps, TECHAiDE, a local Ghanaian social enterprise, and IBM’s Corporate Service Corps partnered under the Let Girls Learn initiative to give Ghanaian girls greater access to schooling. Working together, they created a business plan, distribution channels and added critical content to educate and empower girls via TECHAiDE’s wi-fi-enabled server named ASANKA, which means “community bowl” in Ghanaian. The server brings internet access & educational content to rural parts of Ghana––and new information to girls who can’t wait to learn.