Internet access should be a basic human right: everyone should have equal access to the extensive information and opportunities available online. However, access to online educational resources and quality learning tools are out of reach for over 50% of the global population.
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted this disparity, leaving millions of people unable to benefit from remote education.
ACCESS TO EDUCATION
This portable hotspot provides wireless access to pre-loaded digital resources by leveraging existing open-access educational resources such as Wikipedia and Khan Academy.
UNI provides a connectivity bridge that allows populations who do not have access to the Internet to access valuable resources for the purpose of teaching, learning and researching.
UNI works with devices that the local populations are already using, such as inexpensive Android phones and old model laptops with wi-fi compatibility, making it a feasible solution.
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WHO WE ARE
In 2012, our founder, Valentin Kravtchenko, was on an educational mission trip in West Africa. While working at the cyber-café shop, he thought to himself: ‘How would my students be able to complete online research for their projects without easy and fast access to the Internet?’. A few years later, a similar concern sparked during his Bolivian mission with OXFAM. What about the communities located in remote areas where access to the Internet is unreliable?
Grey-box was created to address this specific social and technical issue. UNI offers offline educational resources and digital classrooms in a tiny, portable hotspot box.
GREY-BOX IN THE MEDIA
Watch and listen our founder, Valentin Kravtchenko, speak about Grey-box, our product – UNI, and nonprofit related resources.