The first ever Hello Hub was built in November 2013 in the courtyard of a public Islamic school in Suleja, Nigeria, and it is accessible to the entire community. Over 500 people from the surrounding neighbourhoods participated in the build, and over 700 people attended the “Go Live!” celebrations. Being the first build for Project Hello World, there were many unknowns to work through, but the resourceful and committed community of Suleja came together and solved all of them.
Current project monitoring shows that the Hub in Suleja is mainly used for education, connectivity, community journalism, business and play. Half of the children who use the Hello Hub do not have access to formal schooling.
Watch our film on bringing digital education to Suleja.