Computer to Connect Mattru Jong to Digital Economy –
Developing countries that invest in broadband infrastructure exhibit dramatic results. Broadband is an economic gain and a number of studies show how Internet connectivity can improve lives in social and welfare capacities in enhancing health and education services, creating enhanced government services, and increasing productivity.
The population of Mattru Jong is approximately ten thousand. The town is facing the most vexing problems of illiteracy and youth unemployment. Mattru Jong does not have high-speed broadband access. There are no imminent plans to invest in a reliable Internet infrastructure for Mattru Jong. Without a new out-of-the-box initiative that infuses new skills and ideas into the community, Mattru Jong, like similar towns in Sierra Leone, will continue facing a bleak future.