Visionary leaders who share their talents to connect the unconnected around the world
Nominate Someone Special
Nominate someone who has changed their world by building wireless connectivity here.
Evert Bopp, Disaster Tech Lab - Oct 2017
Evert Bopp, Disaster Tech Lab (DTL) – “Disaster Tech Lab, an Ireland-based NGO specializing in providing internet access in disaster zones. We were contacted by the UNHCR with the request to provide internet access to refugee camps to be established in Greece to connect more than 400,000 refugees.” The wireless network was rapidly installed and provides connectivity for people to contact aid agencies and family members. Read more in this article in Computer Weekly.
Mr. Bopp’s designated charity is DTL, which also provides connectivity in the wake of hurricane disasters.
Juan Javier Marriott, Consulnetworks S.A. - Oct 2017
Juan Javier Marriott, Consulnetworks S. A. – “Our company donated internet service to connect a local school.” The connection provides an opportunity for young people to connect to the world.
Mr. Marriott’s designated charity is the Colegio San Gabriel Fundesia, which created four schools in Cauca and Cali in Colombia that serve more than 2,100 children in extreme poverty and rescue them from violence.
Tsering G. Sherpa, EverestLink - Oct 2017
Tsering G. Sherpa, EverestLink – “We establish smart communities in the rural Himalayan regions of Nepal and connect schools and communities in rugged and remote terrain. The whole community benefits from this connectivity.” Mr. Sherpa shares his story in this paper.
Mr. Sherpa’s charity is to improve the education of destitute children in the Himalayan area.
Jay Dearhouse, Semper WiFi - Oct 2017
Jay Dearhouse, Semper WiFi – Jay is a former US Marine Corps Sergeant, Firefighter, and EMT in addition to a network engineer. “We are a collaboration of Marine Corps veterans who felt that the timing was right to take a leap and attempt our own network on the Kahnawake reservation. We are proud to provide connectivity to people who have been demanding it for several years and hope to add more towns and villages that need high-speed bandwidth in the near future.”
Mr. Dearhouses’s designated charity is the Kahnawake Youth Center, which provides a safe place for young people to play and socialize.