Thousands help underprivileged highschool students receive internet access in Georgia

  • Today, about 78,000 socially vulnerable students in Georgia do not have the internet. Photo: GiveInternet.org.

Agenda.ge, 5 May 2020 - 16:19, Tbilisi,Georgia

A total of 631 socially vulnerable high-school students in Georgia now have access to the internet with the help of 1,784 supporters that donated 279,768 GEL through the charity initiative ‘Charte.’ 

‘Charte’ (‘connect’ in Georgian) is a project of GiveInternet.org - a US-based nonprofit platform that raises funds for nonprofit organisations that provide internet access and laptops to high school students in need.

So far the project has helped 631 socially vulnerable high-school students in Georgia. Photo: GiveInternet.org. 

Foundation of Georgian president Salome Zurabishvili has fully financed the internet fee for one month to 624 socially vulnerable high school students through the charity platform 'Charte'. The foundation donated 12,792 GEL (about $3,997/€3,682).

People can easily join the platform by providing their email, choosing the amount of money and transferring. 

Today, about 78,000 socially vulnerable students in Georgia do not have the internet. We think that having access to the internet is a fundamental human right. The project 'charte' enables you to finance the monthly internet fee or buy a computer for socially vulnerable high-school students", say those behind the project. 

In total 13,240 GEL (about $4,124/€3,808) per month is required to cover the internet fee for all registered students in Georgia. 

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