On Tuesday 25 February 2020, footballer Mohamed Salah was announced as the First Ambassador of Instant Network Schools.

Mohamed Salah will visit some of the schools supported by the programme and will help to raise awareness of the need and importance of quality education for refugee children and for more investment in digital technology that provides a connection to the outside world and gives students a chance to shape their own futures.

Mohamed Salah said:“I’m partnering with Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR to close the gap between the education available to refugees and their peers living in settled communities. Instant Network Schools is an important initiative that I am proud to represent which is transforming learning for a generation of young people across sub-Saharan Africa and soon also in my home country, Egypt.” ; Mohamed ‘Mo’ Salah is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, Mo has been a brand ambassador for Vodafone Egypt since 2017, and is the first global ambassador of Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR’s Instant Network Schools programme.

About INS: 
In collaboration with the Vodafone Foundation and refugee communities, UNHCR has developed and adapted Instant Network School (INS) to meet context-specific educational challenges. Instant Network Schools provide a holistic solution to transform an existing classroom into an innovation hub for learning – complete with a local network; internet connectivity; sustainable solar power; a classroom kit that includes 25 tablets, a laptop, a projector and speaker; localised digital content; and a robust teacher training programme.
Mo Salah is calling on world leaders to provide high-quality education for refugees. UNHCR

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