Education innovation in South Africa

We are proud to be at the forefront of tech innovation, identifying technology for good and being a catalyst for transformative change. Blupoint is the name given to a ground breaking solar powered device which transmits digital content to areas without reliable or affordable connectivity, on any handset using Wi-Fi, FM Radio or Bluetooth. Dixons Carphone is collaborating with team behind Blupoint to trial and evaluate the device in resource-starved schools in Durban, South Africa, where we operate a Contact Centre. Together we are empowering local communities with free internet access to educational tools and services while recycling zero value devices in the best possible way.

Early indications show Blupoint may address the barriers some UK schools face when successfully implementing technology into the classroom. Independent research funded by Dixons Carphone highlighted schools need reliable, quick and affordable access to trusted educational content. Part of our work in Africa will be to assess how Blupoint might help UK schools , particularly those areas with poor connectivity, to overcome these issues.