Monday, February 9, 2015
We’re thrilled to share the Google Bus Bangladesh project, an initiative to help equip and empower half a million college and university students across the country with the digital skills they need to take advantage of the Internet.
Bangladesh is a country that’s swiftly adopting technology at mass scale. In a population of 165 million, more than 116 million (70% of the population) use mobile phones. And although the number of Internet users is a comparatively low 10 million, Bangladesh has more Internet users than many other countries in the world. For Bangladeshi students who will help decide how Bangladesh thrives in a digitally-driven, global business climate, Internet access and wider information access are especially critical.
The Google Bus Bangladesh project is already underway in Dhaka, and will soon make its way to academic institutions in and around major cities including Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Barisal. We encourage any and all Bangladeshi undergraduate students with interest in our workshops to hop on and join us.