We support the activities of SOS Children's Villages in Rwanda to train teachers in subject knowledge, teaching and computer skills. Cybercom is a knowledge company with international assignments, and as such we want to contribute to knowledge development in a country where we have business projects. Education is the foundation for a child's intellectual, emotional, social and physical development. It is essential for being released from poverty. Cybercom has developed mobile networks for an international operator in Rwanda, and now children use these networks to search for information for their school work.
Borderless knowledge sharing
When CEO Niklas Flyborg and our Sustainability Ambassadors visited SOS Children’s Villages in Rwanda during the year, they inspected computer labs and school activities funded by Cybercom.
Cybercom’s representatives also gave presentations about online security and e-identification at KLab (klab.rw), an innovation zone for engineers and entrepreneurs. Opportunities were discussed with the Swedish embassy surrounding support for the process of digitalisation in the country.
Meetings were held with Rwanda Online (rwandaonline.rw) and the director general of the national ID authority. On the agenda were national e-ID solutions. ICT is important for Rwanda’s economic development Vision 2020.
We also went on a hike to see mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, led by local guides. The money from the hike goes to preserving endangered gorilla troops.