In a “Digital-Age” access to information and technology can be critical to the success of an individual as well as a society. In areas where energy poverty, lack of financial resources or lack of access to an infrastructure “on-ramp” to the Internet, simple solutions can be implemented that have the potential to significantly impact learners of all ages, without creating undue financial burden on the individual or the community in which they live. This is where Sonlig can have significant impact.
Many of us take energy and and access to technology for granted. Sonlig believes that all individuals have a right to access the information that can transform their lives and impact the communities in which they live. We have dedicated ourselves to assist learners of all ages in under-resourced areas of the world gain access to vital information for healthcare and education, participate in global collaboration with their peers, and share their own story. We are also committed to providing teachers with professional development resources to excel no matter the environment in which they teach.
Sonlig specializes in low cost, wireless mobile digital libraries with customizable content that has the ability to transform mobile devices of all kinds such as cell phones, into powerful personal learning devices, immediately addressing the growing literacy and numeracy crisis in under resourced areas of the globe.
Since 2011 Sonlig has worked developing the capabilities of the mobile digital library (MDL) with input from students and teachers in South Africa, United States and Canada. Sonlig continues to develop relationships with support personnel on the ground in several South African schools as well as the faculty at the Durban University of Technology. We have also been testing the use of the MDL with recycled cell phones in South African Schools with the cooperation of Learning Academy Worldwide and M-Ubuntu.