It is well known that education is by far the best means of helping people overcome poverty. The extreme lengths that people will go to access it show that universal education is still a long way off.
Today in Africa, children are performing sexual favours for airtime vouchers. Just so they can access the web to do homework.
The Blu Network is our response to this awful situation. Our platform enables equitable access to information for education.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
~ Nelson Mandela
High quality learning materials. Anywhere.
Where there are no networks or where the cost of airtime is prohibitive, the Blu Network is the answer. Educational content, delivered free at the point of access, to any device.
Our portable solar powered servers provide local pop-up intranets. Streaming text, graphics, video and radio content to a wide range of mobile devices.
Our cloud platform adapts this content to meet the needs of the people. Rendering it to meet the technology already found in their pockets.
Accelerating education. Reducing costs.
The Blu Network’s potential in Lesser Economically Developed Countries (LEDC) is considerable.
The education of vast numbers of children and adults, at a fraction of the cost of conventional means. Our technology accelerates education. By using audio and video it overcomes the issues of language proliferation and illiteracy.
We want to ensure that every school has access to a wide choice of diverse, high-quality communication services which will benefit all learners and local communities. The services provided by the initiative will enhance lifelong learning and provide unlimited opportunities for personal growth and development to all. The challenge of providing modern technologies to schools in order to enhance the quality of learning and teaching will require a significant investment…the public and private sectors will have to join hands to ensure our children receive high-quality learning and teaching.
~ SA Gov 2004, Pandor MP Minister of Education