Why was Nepal Wireless Networking Project started?
Nepal Wireless Networking Project is a not-for-profit making initiative running in the rural areas of Nepal. It was started in 2002 to bring communication services in some vilages of Myagdi district and to find ways to bridge digital divide between urban and rural areas of Nepal. It is inspired by social cause for the socio economic transformation of rural areas of Nepal. It is trying to find ways to optimize the use of information and communication technologies for the benefit of people living far from the cities. Now it is focusing on e-education and e-health programs in the rural area. It is also using its resources to increase digital literacy among the rural people.
Mahabir Pun first dreamed of connecting his village of Nangi to the internet in 1997, and has been working ever since to bring the internet to rural Nepal.
Mahabir was born in Nangi, and completed his primary education there.
After working as a teacher for several years, he completed a master's degree in education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.