Friday, February 9, 2024

EdgePoint Infrastructure’s Connectivity for Communities Programme Improves Access to Connectivity and Digital Literacy

“We really want to make sure that the children in these communities get every chance they have to harness their potential. The first step is to ensure they have quality, reliable connectivity but that alone is not enough. An effective programme needs to also ensure that these children rapidly accelerate their digital literacy. EdgePoint is an expert in connectivity and partnerships with the right social organisations help us achieve the second goal. We will continue to partner with local organisations who are committed to creating brighter futures for all.” ~Suresh Sidhu, CEO and Founder of EdgePoint Infrastructure

EdgePoint Infrastructure (EdgePoint”), an ASEAN-based independent telecommunications infrastructure company, have launched the Connectivity for Communities programme – a regional corporate responsibility initiative aimed at providing access to connectivity for students in underserved communities.

Implemented in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia, this initiative reflects EdgePoint's continuous dedication to improving fair access to connectivity in the region, particularly in underserved communities. To ensure the effectiveness of these efforts, EdgePoint has collaborated with local organizations that possess a deep understanding of the specific needs of grassroots communities in each country. This partnership enables them to tailor programs aimed at enhancing connectivity and fostering digital literacy in the targeted communities.

In the Philippines, EdgePoint has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the leading international organisation providing housing solutions for vulnerable populations in the Philippines and Indonesia. Here, EdgePoint and Habitat for Humanity Philippines are working together to establish digital education hubs at two schools, providing seamless internet connection and devices to the Southville 88 National High School in Rodriguez, Rizal, and the Teresa National High School in Teresa, Rizal.

Continuing the partnership in Indonesia, EdgePoint and Habitat for Humanity Indonesia have launched the initiative in two Junior High School at Sentolo, Central Java and the Junior High School (MTS) Maulana Ibrahim in Gresik, East Java providing seamless internet connections and fully furnished digital libraries.

EdgePoint has also teamed up with Impact Malaysia, a social initiative operating under Impact Integrated – an NGO affiliated with the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Malaysia, leveraging on their expertise towards providing broadband connectivity and digital literacy programmes in rural schools. Kicking off the programme in Pahang and Sarawak, EdgePoint will provide resource centres in schools complete with the required digital devices as well as refurbished students’ common rooms, while also working with the local organisations to drive long term digital literacy programmes for the students.

To date, Connectivity for Communities has facilitated connectivity for a total of 6 schools, impacting more than 5000 students. The programme is targeted to benefit another 10 more schools in 2024.

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EdgePoint Infrastructure is a telecommunications infrastructure company that aspires to power Digital ASEAN via Next Generation Infrastructure. Headquartered in Singapore with operations in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, through EdgePoint Towers Sdn Bhd, PT Centratama Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk and EdgePoints Towers Inc. respectively, the company is focused on providing sharable and leading-edge telecom structures, small cells and in-building systems. EdgePoint aims to be an industry leader through scale and innovation, driving operational efficiencies through the adoption of analytics and digital technologies. 

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