Providing access to Internet content for individuals with low-connectivity.

Past and Current Partners

The Wikimedia Foundation, Genilem

Active Countries
More than 30 countries
Thematic area(s)
Gender, Other
Open Source
Organisation Name

The Problem

An estimated 4BN people do not have access to the Internet. Challenges such as infrastructure, cost, accessibility, and opportunity have created an enormous disparity between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not.

The Solution

Kiwix compresses any website (even large ones like Wikipedia, the Gutenberg project, or Stack Exchange) into unique content packages (zim files). Users can copy text, images, and videos, that are easy to share and distribute.

How it works?

  • Step 1: Identifying organisations that work in remote/poorly connected areas
  • Step 2: Identifying educational content that would benefit these organisations' user base 3.Identifying platforms that are most adapted to their programmes/setup
  • Step 4: Deploying content on platforms
  • Step 5: Supporting programmes with content updates
Digital X Solution Kiwix

Bridging the digital divide

The solution is built for users with limited connectivity across the globe.

Impact and highlights

  • Currently reaches 6M+ people every year.
  • School attendance in areas using Kiwix has increased 10-20%, maths performance has increased 5-10% where measured.

Plans for expansion

Planning to increase footprint in West Africa and India.