The purpose of this document is to describe the impact of school connectivity on societal empowerment in Tanzania. The pilot of connecting 10 schools aims at establishing sustainable business models for the operational expenditures (OPEX), and involves all actors in the value chain. Together with the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF), Mobile Operators, UNICEF and the Internet Society, we see school connectivity as a first step for establishing access to information in local communities, and thus contribute to digital inclusion. Demanding affordable Internet access is not only part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it was further stressed by the United Nations , Governments , the Internet Society, NGOs 4 5 and local communities.

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