Educating Underserved Populations Through The Magic of Open Source
Half of the world -four billion people – cannot reliably use the Internet. It mostly boils down to:
- Lack of Infrastructure: In many remote or rural areas or refugee camps internet is often slow, unreliable, or not available at all. •
- Cost: many people with low or no income simply cannot afford to pay for data.
The Kiwix project can help address these barriers by making affordable educational content accessible to people without online access.
Kiwix can compress entire websites to a single file small enough to share via mobile phones, SBC computers such as a Raspberry Pi, or low-bandwidth hotspots.
After an introduction to Kiwix, we will walk through the process of taking the simple Kiwix container image, writing a Helm chart to make it easily deployable on Kubernetes, and then deploy it out as an easily maintainable application via Rancher and K3s.