Kajeet and AWS donate 30 SmartSpots with complete unlimited data plans to support the success of Washington, D.C.- area students throughout the 2020/2021 academic year
MCLEAN, VA. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 09, 2020
Kajeet®, a leading provider of IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments and IoT solution providers, today announced it has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to support GOODProjects, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. Committed to ending poverty for 500 local families by 2030, GOODProjects provides critical resources and programs aimed at solving intergenerational poverty.
“Education is one of the most powerful tools to solving poverty, and with the sudden rise in distance learning, reliable internet connectivity is critical,” said Darius Baxter, founder of GOODProjects. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, GOODProjects has been delivering valuable services to its most at-risk youths, from creating a safe, in-person learning hub to providing food, education support and even personal protective equipment. Donations are critical to keeping our programs running and we are grateful for the support from Kajeet and AWS.”
Today, nearly 17 million U.S. children lack high-speed home internet, including more than 20,200 children in Washington, D.C., according to the Alliance for Excellent Education. To help provide equitable access to today’s digital curriculum through safe and reliable embedded internet connectivity, Kajeet and AWS teamed up to donate Kajeet SmartSpots–controlled WiFi hotspots–with unlimited data plans to GOODProjects, which were distributed to 30 local families in need. Each SmartSpot is provisioned on Kajeet’s IoT management platform, Sentinel®, the most advanced solution for controlling an IoT network from a centralized console. Built on AWS, Sentinel provides administrators with complete visibility and control over wireless usage, enabling advanced filtering and website blocking to eliminate distractions and ensure students remain focused.
“For nearly 20 years, Kajeet has worked to reduce digital inequities, specifically among students. As the backbone of our IoT management platform, AWS has helped expand our capabilities and services around the world, and we’re excited to collaborate with them on this important investment,” said Daniel J. W. Neal, chairman, CEO and founder of Kajeet.
Kajeet is mission-focused on eliminating the digital divide to enable better decisions and ultimately better lives. Today, more than 3,000 K-12 schools, higher education institutions and libraries, and over 10,000 school buses across North America rely on Kajeet to provide safe and reliable internet access to students. For more information on Kajeet’s education-focused internet connectivity solutions, including Kajeet SmartSpot, Kajeet SmartBus™, Kajeet LTE Chromebooks and its cloud-native Sentinel® mobile management platform, visit Kajeet.com.
About Kajeet Kajeet provides optimized IoT connectivity, software and hardware solutions that deliver safe, reliable and controlled internet connectivity to students, enterprises, state and local governments, and IoT solution providers. Kajeet is the only managed IoT connectivity services provider in the industry to offer a scalable IoT management platform, Sentinel®, that includes complete visibility into real-time data usage, policy control management, custom content filters for added security and multi-network flexibility. Whether to enable digital access that ensures student success, empower companies to connect and control devices in the field, or offer support and a platform to launch a complex mobile solution, Kajeet is trusted by many to make powerful and flexible wireless solutions easy. Kajeet is available for hybrid and multi-network access across all major North American wireless networks, globally in 24 other countries, and on multiple licensed and unlicensed networks. To learn more, visit Kajeet.com and follow on Twitter at @Kajeet.
About GOODProjects GOODProjects mission is to end poverty for 500 families in the “GOODZone” by 2030. The GOODZone is made up of the most poverty dense government-funded housing projects in Washington D.C. GOODProjects provides free youth programming to GOODZone students with the goal for 100% of participants to have college as an option upon graduation.
GOODProjects Family Success Planning Initiative is the foundational program aiding their mission to end poverty. Family Success Planning is a wrap-around case management based program for heads of households in the GOODZone. Families who sign up for this program are assigned a Family Success Coach who works with them to identify goals and create action plans on Mental Health, Physical Health, Education, Work, and Housing Instability. Family Success Coaches work with each family member daily to achieve their goals.