Kabaya, Rwanda


Photographer: Tadej Žnidarčič

Year of Submission: 2016 (Educators Edition) 

Since 2005, e-Rwanda – a project jointly organised by the World Bank and the Rwandan government – has been teaching people about the internet across Rwanda. A specially equipped bus travels round the country providing free internet and computer training in places where it is not possible to get online. The e-Rwanda project stems from the early 2000s when the Rwandan government identified information and communications technology – ICT – as a major source of development. Since then, the country has built a 2,500-kilometre fibre-optic network radiating to all parts of the country from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital.