Cambium Networks strives to connect the unconnected worldwide, and it’s a special honor to join forces with partners whose initiatives reach the most underserved populations. The award winning non-profit Project Isizwe strives to bring fast, free Wi-Fi into underserved communities in South Africa, offering their residents what is often first contact with the Internet.

Project Isizwe has identified several major components of individual and community wellbeing that Internet access empowers – and that huge numbers of low-income South Africans lack. From wearable technologies that support personal health goals to educational programs, the connectivity Project Isizwe is working to ensure is no further than a short walk from any home combats the exclusion from resources that deepens socioeconomic inequality.

Project Isizwe’s CEO, Duduzile Mkhwanazi, is Cambium Networks’ 2018 Connectivity Hero of the year. Under her leadership, Wi-Fi has been deployed throughout numerous villages, university campuses, research facilities, and more – connecting students, families, and the innovators of the future to more of the resources and opportunities they need.

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