A groundbreaking project is mapping schools worldwide that are connected to the internet to identify gaps and improve education levels.

Project Connect is a non-profit platform, supported by UNICEF Innovation, which seeks to pinpoint where action is needed to get schools online. Beyond that, gathering better data on schools can provide an important resource to gauge the quality of education. In an age where science and technology skills are vitally important, information on levels of attainment in these areas can be used to target support.

“With a real-time map of every school’s internet connectivity, we will know how to best target help. This is the goal of Project Connect. We want to help identify where the gaps are, understand the level of connectivity that exists at each school, and do our best to channel partners and resources to help,” Project Connect says.