Rwanda aims to collect 1M smartphones for poor families

The Nation | Jan 16, 2020 at 5:42 AM
  • Rwanda has launched a campaign to collect 1 million smartphones through donations to be distributed to poor families across the country.
  • The campaign — dubbed Connect Rwanda, which will run until March this year — aims to increase Rwanda’s smartphone penetration, which is currently below 20%.
  • The Rwandan government has set an ambitious goal of achieving digital literacy for all youths aged 16 to 30 by 2024 because of the important role of technology in development.