UNICEF Giga NFTs to connect schools in developing countries to internet

The growing use of NFTs fuels UNICEF's Giga programme, which aims to expand internet access in schools globally.

The widespread use of the internet is frequently taken for granted in developed nations. The truth is that the World Wide Web is still inaccessible to almost 2.9 billion people.

According to data from UNICEF, the majority of those without internet access live in developing nations, and children continue to suffer as a result of local schools' lack of internet access.

Through a partnership with the International Telecommunication Union, a UNICEF-led initiative is addressing this conundrum in a creative approach, which resulted in the development of Giga in 2019.

At the Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam, Giga's Project Connect effort was described by Gerben Kijne, the company's blockchain product manager.

In impoverished nations all throughout the world, Giga has made progress in bringing internet access to schools.

Project Connect was used to map schools' connectivity as the initial stage in this procedure.

On an open-source map, Giga utilises machine learning to search satellite pictures and locate schools.