SkyVision has donated its flagship satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana’s Crossover International Academy.
SkyVision’s donation included upgrading the academy’s communications equipment with the support of VT iDirect, and providing Internet connectivity for an additional year, enabling students to access online educational programs and related e-learning tools.
In 2013, the first phase of this charitable project was initiated jointly by SkyVision and iDirect. SkyVision’sSkyDirect VSAT service based on iDirect’s platform was installed and deployed throughout the academy, delivering reliable Internet access to all students.
“Without SkyVision stepping up and once again, donating a second year of Internet service, we would have been forced to shut down our e-learning programs,” said James Conti, Co-Founder and CEO, Wings for Crossover.
SkyVision’s extension project will provide quality satellite communications throughout the school, considered by the faculty, as a ‘lifeline’ for continued learning. Internet provides the students with access to streaming video, social media, and email, and offers online programs such as the Khan Academy for mathematics, and PRO for reading and comprehension.
“We are both proud and honored to support Crossover and the many students in need of education. It has been a pleasure to follow and be part of this important and life-changing project,” stated Tzvika Zaiffer, Director of Product Management & Marketing.
Ori Watermann, SkyVision CEO, said: “We are committed to giving back to the global communities in which we work and education is a fundamental stepping stone towards these children’s growth and success. This project is proof of the significance and importance of satellite communications in education. SkyVision is proud to support the future in this developing nation, starting with its children, it’s most vital resource.”