Bringing High-Speed Broadband to Vocational Schools in Palestine

In 2011 Inveneo and Coolnet, with funding from craigconnects, began Palestine’s Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) program.

Connected to aging infrastructure with extreme network congestion, the schools were functionally cut off from the Internet, with one principal needing to disconnect the entire school and wait 15 minutes just to send email. The solution was a network designed by Inveneo and built using local resources, which in 2013 began delivering broadband at roughly 1,000 times the previous speeds.

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Palestine Nablus Students

Inveneo’s focus on design, local knowledge, and the right partners proved highly successful, enabling a smooth implementation while keeping expenses low and local. The TVETs are currently closed, but when students return they’ll finally have the Internet, powerful educational tools, and the whole world at their fingertips. Craig’s involvement with this effort is part of the Partnership for a New Beginning, with the approval of the US, Israeli, and Palestinian authorities.

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The campus of Nablus Industrial Secondary School, waiting for students to return. Photo: Bob Marsh

Read the full story here.

Cheers,
Aaron

Marketing & Communications Manager, Inveneo

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