MinICT, Mineduc collaborate with Ignite power to allocate solar internet for schools in rural areas
The Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation in has partnered with the Ministry of Education to collaborate with Ignite Power, an international company specializing in solar energy services in the Sub-Saharan region, to bring solar Internet to schools in rural areas of Rwanda. The collaboration began on December 12, 2023.
Paula Ingabire, the Minister of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, stated that this partnership aims to ensure that every citizen, especially students, has equal opportunities to access technology, regardless of their location in the country.
“This collaboration signifies our commitment to ensuring that every citizen, especially students, has an equal opportunity to thrive in an increasingly technological world,” said Ms. Paula Ingabire.
Furthermore, Minister Paula emphasized that Rwanda is pleased to partner with Ignite Power, a leading technology company that will contribute to building a knowledge-based society in the future based on the internet.
“We are pleased to launch this disruptive partnership with a leading private-sector company such as Ignite Power,” said the Minister of ICT and Innovation. “Universal internet access in education is crucial for realizing our vision of a knowledge-based society,” Paula added.
Yariv Cohen, the CEO of Ignite Power, emphasized the importance of internet access and infrastructure as the foundation of sustainable development. He also expressed Ignite Power’s commitment to working with the Rwandan government to build a sustainable and inclusive future.
“Internet connectivity has evolved into a basic infrastructure and a human right in today’s world. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Government of Rwanda in paving the way for a more inclusive future, with Rwanda leading the charge for many more African nations.”
Ignite Power is one of the companies with connections to Rwanda, having already provided solar energy to over one million people in the country. They also provide solar energy solutions to the poorest communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, Ignite Power was awarded the 2023 Zayed Award on December 5.