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Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access.

Kiwix

location_on Lausanne, Switzerland
Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access. Wikipedia, MOOCs, books from the Gutenberg Library or even TED talks: these and a thousand more can be made available offline and accessed on smartphones, computers and hotspots, even where there is no connectivity. Kiwix is free to use and distribute, and has more than 3 million users in 200 countries and territories.
I live in a small and remote village where information is not available. (..) With this software I help hundreds of kids with their schoolwork.

User, Cuba

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HundrED 2020

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Innovation Overview

6 - 18
Age Group
3 000 000
Children/Users
60
Countries
2017
Established
Not-for-profit
Organisation
1 039
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Updated on November 27th, 2020
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Kiwix, connecting the unconnected

In the age of fiber optics and 4G/5G deployments, four billion people still do not have access to a working internet - be it because of poor infrastructures, high data costs or even censorship.

Kiwix is an offline browser, meaning that it can read websites that are stored locally or downloaded from its library. Be it the entirety of Wikipedia, or books, or videos, it does not matter: Kiwix is content agnostic and works on any platform.

Kiwix now has around 4 million users in 200 countries, from Antarctica to Cuba to North Korea and we plan on 100 million users by 2023. It is already being deployed in African schools, in European and US prisons, or used by medical students in India. 

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Achievements & Awards

April 2020
Roll out on Orange Telecom West African Datacenter
December 2019
Kiwix wins Mozilla MOSS award
September 2019
Kiwix 3.0 for Android is out!
July 2019
Kiwix-JS 2.6.0 for Chrome/Firefox
July 2019
Kiwix 1.9.7 for iOS released
July 2019
Kiwix 2.5 for Android
June 2019
Kiwix desktop 2.0 beta5 release
June 2019
Launch of hotspot creator
June 2019
Release Wikipedia subsets
May 2019
Kiwix Hotspot 2.0 released
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